Standard and Evidence Requirements
The charts below are the first step towards your program making a commitment to quality. Review the charts and discuss in your program what Circle of Quality might best fit.
Licensed Center, Head Start and School Based Preschool for All Programs
Specific requirements for earning the Bronze Circle of Quality (192 KB)
Specific requirements for earning the Silver Circle of Quality (235 KB)
Specific requirements for earning the Gold Circle of Quality (249 KB)
Is your licensed child care program preparing to apply to ExceleRate Illinois? Review the Instructions for using the ExceleRate Illinois Quality Standards Overview chart (383 KB) for helpful information to guide you in choosing the right Circle of Quality for your program.
Licensed Family Child Care