ExceleRate Illinois is administered through INCCRRA under the joint direction of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, the Illinois Department of Human services (IDHS), and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).  It is funded by IDHS and ISBE with additional funding and support from the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant. 

The Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) is a statewide organization which – in partnership with its 16 local Child Care Resources and Referral (CCR&R) agencies – is a recognized leader, catalyst and resource for making high quality, affordable early care and education and school-age care options available for children and families in Illinois. It provides support through a number of statewide systems and services:

Gateways to Opportunity

Gateways Registry


Gateways Scholarship Program

ExceleRate Illinois

Illinois Trainers Network

Child Care Data & Research


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