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.

Working towards a Silver or Gold Circle of Quality through the assessment path?  A Quality and/or Infant Toddler Specialist at your local Child Care Resource and Referral agency is available to provide virtual technical assistance and consultation in order to assist you. To find your Local Child Care Resource and Referral Service click here.

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

To apply to ExceleRate Illinois complete the Licensed Child Care Center Application and appropriate supplement based on the Circle of Quality and path you choose. View the video below for detailed instructions.

Licensed Child Care Center Application (353 KB) – All licensed 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 Child Care Center Application only.

Silver Circle of Quality

Gold Circle of Quality


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