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ExceleRate Illinois

As Child Care Providers, you make a difference in the lives of children!


ExceleRate Illinois helps you prepare children for success in school and in life.


This quality rating and improvement system gives you a process for pursuing quality efforts that will help you learn more, do better and improve developmental skills among the children you impact.  ExceleRate Illinois also provides standards, guidelines, resources and supports to help you make sensible changes that lead to better quality outcomes.

Visit ExceleRate Illinois to learn how you can benefit from this program.
Under “How It Works” there are links for Licensed Child Care Centers AND Licensed Family Child Care to download specific requirements for earning the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Circle of Quality.

Click here for an overview of ExceleRate.

Click here to watch and receive training hours for ExceleRate-approved Online Training (including the ExceleRate Orientation):

For information about ExceleRate Training and Support from the CCRRN contact:
Kathy Neil or Jamie Conover, Quality Specialists or Barbara Ross Lowery, Infant/Toddler Specialist
(309) 828-1892 or (800) 437-8256