Introducing Step Up to Quality 2.0

After months of research that included getting input from more than 40 early childcare education professionals from across the state, we are ready to share our learnings and the resulting changes we are making to the Step Up to Quality process.

You’re invited to hear about Step Up to Quality 2.0 and the improvements we’re implementing in 2022 during a live virtual meeting. Please join us for this important rollout – we’re eager to tell you all about the exciting revisions we’re embarking upon. We will be offering three of these virtual meetings in March and April 2021.


Save The Date:

March 23, 2021 | 6:30pm CST

March 24, 2021 | 7pm CST

April 1, 2021 | 1pm CST

Registration info is coming soon!


Why Change?

After 6 years, it was time to take a look at all aspects of our program to make sure we’re operating in the most fair, efficient and appropriate way possible. Early childhood education as a field continues to evolve – and so will we.


What is Changing?

The core of Step Up to Quality will remain the same, and we are committed to ensuring the process is as fair and timely as it can be. After hearing from experts across the state and listening to providers who have gone through our process over the last 6 years, we knew we could make some improvements. Please attend one of our input sessions to find out more!