Ohio Department of Family Services 3 Star Rating!

TLA Has Been Awarded Ohio Department of Family Services 3 Star Rating!

As we move into our second full year of service to our community Families. TLA has just received its Ohio Department of Job and Family Services 3 Stars Rating! We are extremely thankful and proud of our parents and staff in helping us achieve this professional standard. 

What does this Mean?
Step Up To Quality 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 preschool licensing and school age child care licensing health and safety regulations. Step Up To Quality program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.


All Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Preschool Special Education (PSE) programs funded by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) are mandated to participate in Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) and are required to achieve a rating of 3, 4, or 5 to maintain state funding, as well as administer and report on the Early Learning Assessment for all ECE and PSE funded children. The invitation to participate in SUTQ has now been made to all eligible publicly funded programs in Ohio.


In addition to ECE and PSE programs, ODE licensed programs that receive Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) funds from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) will be required to participate in SUTQ by July 1, 2020.

Safe Centers

At TLA, keeping children safe is our number one priority. We have taken all necessary precautions to ensure your child is safe at all times. Our security measures include

Handprint or number code entry systems

Monitoring systems at some locations

Check in/out computer system

Classroom observation windows at some locations

Staff uniforms and name badges


Visitor/Solicitor/Tour Policy


Secure entry and exit for facility and outdoor play areas

24-hour monitored fire systems


Health Service Plan in place

Risk Management procedures in place

Our curriculum team has created a Parent Resource Guide, a home-school connection piece that provides suggested activities as an extension of our curriculum...

The Learning Adventure

At The Learning Adventure, our mission is to provide high-quality care and education — every child, every family, every day!


2617 East 40th St. Cleveland Ohio 44115

(888) 747-8525