Updates

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 improvements we are proposing to the Step Up to Quality process.

Input Sessions

Providers and partners were invited to hear about Step Up to Quality 2.0 and the proposed improvements during three virtual input sessions held in late March and early April 2021.

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.

Download the Step Up to Quality Revisions Guide to review the proposed improvements.

Provide Feedback

The input survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback. Stay tuned — more info on Step Up to Quality revisions will be coming soon!