Partner Toolkit

We love working with the many early childhood organizations and initiatives across Nebraska. These partnerships are important to us as we all work to improve the overall quality of care for our youngest residents. To help our partners explain all the benefits that Step Up to Quality offers to child care providers, we created this digital toolkit of resources and materials.

PowerPoint Slide
If you need a quick and easy way to summarize Step Up to Quality in a PowerPoint, simply download this image and insert it into your deck. Download the PowerPoint Slide

Resource List
We’ve assembled all of the benefits and resources we offer to child care providers into one list. Download and share with providers in your area who may not be aware of everything we offer! Download our Resource List

Program Guide
This document is helpful for all providers, enrolled and not-yet-enrolled. It contains all the details about Step Up to Quality, including information about each Step, quality standards and indicators, the benefits of enrolling and more. Download the Program Guide in English or Spanish

2022-23 Annual Report
In July, we celebrated the ninth anniversary of Step Up to Quality! We have so much to celebrate: more than 700 providers who are participating in our program, more than 41,000 children in Nebraska who have been educated by a Step Up to Quality-rated provider, and the launch of Step Up to Quality 2.0 earlier this year. To see more about our achievements and results over the past year, please read our annual report.

Provider Brochure
Written specifically for child care providers, this brochure explains the Step Up to Quality process and what providers can expect when they enroll. These brochures are free; if you have an in-person event coming up, contact us at to have a supply sent to you. This brochure is also available in Spanish.



As always, if you have any questions about the Step Up to Quality process, please contact us anytime.


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