(Columbus) -- Ohio daycare centers have until July to receive a star-rating from the state or they will lose public funding.
The system awards up-to five-stars to facilities that meet all "Step Up To Quality" program standards. They promote learning programs that exceed health and safety regulations.
Franklin is the only county in the state that has invested three-million dollars to get more child care centers certified. So far only 500 of the 700-licensed childcare centers in the area have received a star ranking.