The health and safety of child care program staff, children in care and assessment staff are of the utmost importance during this pandemic. With that in mind, due to COVID-19, on-site program assessments are suspended for the remainder of the year.

Please continue to check here for updates of when assessment path applications will be accepted again.

If you are a Grantee seeking to enroll your directly operated sites at the Silver Circle of Quality, please use this Head Start Enrollment Application (360 KB) .

To apply to ExceleRate Illinois using the Head Start path complete the Licensed Child Care Center Application and Gold Circle of Quality supplement below. If your Head Start/Early Head Start is not licensed please complete the licensed child care center application and leave license number blank.

  Licensed Child Care Center Application (353 KB)

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