ExceleRate Illinois offers distinctive benefits for early learning and development programs, including:

  • It details a process for making quality an ongoing priority.
  • It keeps providers focused on whole child development.
  • It clearly defines a consistent set of standards for quality improvement.
  • It enables providers to focus on the individual quality issues that are most relevant to their practices.
  • It recognizes and rewards a wide variety of quality improvement achievements.
  • It helps providers access and stay current with emerging research, best practices and information and training resources.
  • It connects providers with expert consultants and assessment professionals.

Ultimately, Illinois children will reap the rewards from a statewide system that stresses quality in early learning and development programs and prepares them for success in school and life.

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