October 3, 2018


United Rehabilitation Services (URS) Receives Step up to Quality 5-Star Rating 

Dayton Ohio – United Rehabilitation Services’ (URS) Early Childhood Education Program was awarded, for a second three-year term, 5 Stars in the Step Up To Quality Program (SUTQ), a voluntary rating and improvement system for early learning and development programs in Ohio.

The rating system allows licensed childcare providers to earn a rating of one to five stars by meeting an extensive list of quality benchmarks that exceed licensing standards, including low child-to-staff ratios, group size, accreditation, higher education qualifications requiring all teachers have at least a bachelors degree, specialized training, as well as improved early learning standards. “URS is committed to providing high-quality Early Childhood Education Programs so that ALL children are ready to learn when they enter Kindergarten regardless of their abilities.” said Dennis Grant, Executive Director of URS. “Only 8 percent of child care centers in the state of Ohio have the highest rating of 5-Stars,” he added.

URS’ child care programs are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and serve children, ages 6 weeks through 17 years, with and without disabilities.  The center offers programs for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool/PreK, and School-Age Children with on-site Nursing and Therapy Services under one roof to meet the needs of medically-fragile children.  URS is a provider for HeadStart, Early HeadStart and Preschool Promise and was awarded the Get-Up Montgomery County Healthy Child Care Award of Excellence for exceeding standards in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and screen time.

For more information on URS’ Early Childhood Education Programs, call 937-853-5428 or visit www.ursdayton.org.