Step Up To Quality

Program Standards, Rules and Forms


The Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) rules detail the requirements for programs participating in SUTQ. The rules outline the program standards which include four domains:



The following link takes you to SUTQ rule 5101:2-17-01 which includes the program standards.

SUTQ Standards .


The Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) rules detail the requirements for programs participating in SUTQ.

SUTQ Rules



SUTQ Sample and Prescribed Forms

The Office of Family Assistance has created several sample Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) forms to assist programs and family child care providers to achieve or maintain their SUTQ rating.



Learning & Development

Action Plan for Selecting a Curriculum (no curriculum selected)
OR Curriculum - Assessment-Alignment Tool

Prescribed Form: JFS 01508
Sample Forms: JFS01590 | JFS 01591 | JFS 01593


Activity Plan AND/OR Individual Child Plan

Sample Forms: JFS 01513 | JFS 01592


Developmental Screening Tool Summary

Sample Form: JFS 01512


Classroom Self-Assessment Tool Summary

Sample Form: JFS 01516


Administrative & Leadership Practices

Program Self-Assessment Summary

Sample Form: JFS 01586


Professional Development Plan

Sample Form: JFS 01587


Family & Community Partnerships

Family Information Form

Sample Form: JFS 01511


Learning & Development

Curriculum - Assessment-Alignment Tool

Sample Forms: JFS 01590 | JFS 01591 | JFS 01593


Daily Activity Plan

Sample Forms: JFS 01513 | JFS 01592


Developmental Screening Tool Summary

Sample Form: JFS 01512


Classroom Self-Assessment Tool Summary

Sample Form: JFS 01516


Administrative & Leadership Practices

Program Self-Assessment Summary

Sample Form: JFS 01586


Continuous Improvement Plan

Prescribed Form: JFS 01509


Professional Development Plan

Sample Form: JFS 01587


Teacher Observation Form

Sample Form: JFS 01521


Teacher Observation Summary

Sample Form: JFS 01522


Family & Community Partnerships

Family Information Form

Sample Form: JFS 01511


Learning & Development

Curriculum - Assessment-Alignment Tool

Sample Forms: JFS01590 | JFS 01591 | JFS 01593


Daily Activity Plan

Sample Forms: JFS 01513


Developmental Screening Tool Summary
(see note for school age requirements on page 16)

Sample Form: JFS 01512


Child Assessment Process

Sample Form: JFS 01519


Classroom Self-Assessment Tool Summary

Sample Form: JFS 01516


Classroom Self-Assessment Action Plan

Sample Form: JFS 01518


Administrative & Leadership Practices

Program Self-Assessment Summary

Sample Form: JFS 01586


Continuous Improvement Plan

Prescribed Form: JFS 01509


Professional Development Plan

Prescribed Form: JFS 01587


Teacher Observation Form

Sample Form: JFS 01521


Teacher Observation Summary

Sample Form: JFS 01522


Family & Community Partnerships

Family Information Form

Sample Form: JFS 01511


Developmental and Education Goals Form

Sample Form: JFS 01514


Learning & Development

Process to Use Child Assessment Results

Sample Form: JFS 01588


Classroom Self-Assessment Action Plan

Sample Form: JFS 01518


Administrative & Leadership Practices

Continuous Improvement Plan

Sample Form: JFS 01509


Professional Development Plan

Sample Form: JFS 01587


Teacher Observation Summary

Sample Form: JFS 01522


Family & Community Partnerships

Community Partner Agreement

Sample Form: JFS 01515