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The Metro Blend Presents: Step Up to Quality

Posted at 11:03 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2023-02-18 15:19:53-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — This week's Metro Blend welcomes Lauri Cimino, Director of Step Up to Quality.

Each year, more and more child care providers in Nebraska are turning to the Step Up to Quality program to help improve their curricula and facilities, demonstrating a statewide increase in prioritization of early childhood education.

In only five years, Step Up to Quality has helped hundreds of programs across Nebraska enhance the quality of their services, thus impacting thousands of young children in forming the foundation of their academic careers.

Step Up to Quality provides enrolled child care providers access to coaching and resources that enable any provider – big or small – to take quality to the next level.

Parents can learn more about Step Up to Quality and find a provider that is enrolled in the program at Providers can visit the same website,, to learn more and enroll.

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