LECC receives five-star “Step Up To Quality” rating for its preschool program

Loveland, Ohio – The Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC) has once again earned the five-star Step Up To Quality rating. The award is presented in recognition of meeting the quality standards and exceeding the health and safety regulations established by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).

LECC Principal Jesse Kohls

“It is very exciting that LECC has maintained the highest Step Up To Quality ranking possible, recognizing all the effort that goes into running a top-notch preschool program,” said LECC Principal Jesse Kohls. “I am very proud of our preschool staff members who go above and beyond to create an engaging and enriching experience for our youngest students every day.”

All Ohio Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Preschool Special Education (PSE) programs funded by the ODE are mandated to participate in the Step Up To Quality system. In order to maintain their state funding, they must achieve a ranking of at least “3.” They must also administer and report early learning assessments.



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