Step Up to Quality – Nebraska Department of Education
Programs enrolled in Step Up to Quality have access to coaching and resources that help them on their path to higher quality. These resources enable any provider or educator –– big or small –– to take quality to the next level.
Step Up to Quality programs go beyond what is required because they strive to do better for their children’s and families’ futures.
Step Up to Quality supports all child care and early childhood education programs, including:
Licensed family child care homes
Licensed child care centers
Head Start and Early Head Start programs
Public school-operated early childhood programs
Step Up to Quality is not a typical rating system –– it’s a path. No matter where you are on the path, you are making a statement: “I want to be the best I can be so I can best serve my children and families.”
Professional Development for Child Care
- Step Up to Quality
- Early Learning Guidelines