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We recognize the need for families to have access to high-quality early care and education. We also know that figuring it all out can be a challenge. Let coad4kids help you make the right choice for your family. Our services are completely FREE and all information obtained is confidential.

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Step Up to Quality

Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five–star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. SUTQ recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations. The program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.

Step Up To Quality

Indicators of Quality

According to Child Care Aware of America, there are six indicators of quality child care.

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coad4kids Videos

coad4kids has several short videos offering helpful tips to parents of young children.

Visit the coad4kids YouTube Channel


Looking for some easy and fun activities to do with your child by age level?

See Our Collection of Fun Activities

Frequently Asked Questions

We get asked a lot of questions here at coad4kids. Here are some of the more frequently asked questions and answers. Remember, you can always give us a call at (800) 577-2276 to speak to one of our specialists who can answer your questions directly or contact us via e-mail. Our services are always FREE!

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Child Wellbeing Research Study

An ongoing project to gather information about the needs of children and their well-being to:

  • Make it easier for your child to transition to kindergarten,
  • Provide teachers with the information they need to so they can plan to meet the needs of your child,
  • Collect information to help with planning for school districts and communities,
  • Provide good information that can be used to educate policy makers about the needs in our region.

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Read Our Policies

Click Here to review the service delivery policies of coad4kids, a program of the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD).