Quality Child Care Matters

 

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EPEL works to ensure that your family has equitable access to high-quality childcare programs in the community. Through a statewide quality improvement and recognition program, early learning providers are encouraged to make quality a priority daily.
 

Illinois recognizes early learning programs/providers through the following Circles of Quality.

Gold Circle of Quality: Gold Circle programs have met the highest quality standards in three areas: learning environment and teaching quality; administrative standards; and training & education.  Programs are actively engaged in continuous quality improvement.

Silver Circle of Quality: Silver Circle programs meet or go beyond quality standards in three areas: learning environment and teaching quality; administrative standards; and training & education. Programs are actively engaged in continuous quality improvement.

Bronze Circle of Quality: Bronze Circle programs have completed ExceleRate Illinois trainings, met qualifications, and engaged in continuous quality improvement. 
  

Licensed Child Care: program meets state licensing standards of quality.
 

If you are looking for high-quality local programs in your neighborhood click here and learn more to make the right decision for your family and child.