To apply to ExceleRate Illinois you must complete the Licensed Family Child Care and Group Home Application and appropriate Supplement based on the Circle of Quality you choose.

Does your program have a rating in Quality Counts – Quality Rating System?  If so please do not fill out these applications. Call us at (866) 697-8278.

 

Licensed Family Child Care and Group Home Application (379 KB)
Licensed Family Child Care and Group Home Application - Spanish (393 KB)
All licensed family child care and group home programs must complete this application and the appropriate supplement below.

 

Bronze Circle of Quality

  • No supplement is needed for the Bronze Circle of Quality, complete and mail the Licensed Family Child Care and Group Home Application only.


Silver Circle of Quality

Any Family Child Care/Group Home Provider in a Family Child Care Network will need to fill out the Network Supplement (251 KB)  in addition to the Circle of Quality Supplement application.


Gold Circle of Quality

Any Family Child Care/Group Home Provider in a Family Child Care Network will need to fill out the Network Supplement (251 KB)  in addition to the Circle of Quality Supplement application.

An appeal process has been established for programs found ineligible at the Gold Circle of Quality.

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