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Circle of Quality Designation

About Circle of Quality Designation

In the spring of 2014, Through A Child's Eyes received an ExceleRate Illinois Gold level Circle of Quality designation. 

ExceleRate Illinois   is a new statewide system that promotes quality in early learning and development programs to help agencies and their staff make continuous quality improvement a top priority. This continuous quality improvement approach will ensure that Illinois children are prepared for success in school and in life.

ExceleRate Illinois is a statewide quality rating and improvement system designed to make continuous quality improvement an everyday priority among early learning and development providers. The program establishes standards for helping infants, toddlers, and preschool age children develop intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. It provides a framework for early learning and development professionals to identify opportunities for improvement, increase their skills, and take steps to make positive changes.

Illinois is making an additional investment in early learning and development providers who pursue continuous quality improvement. ExceleRate Illinois recognizes early learning and development program providers for their ongoing efforts to improve the quality of their care by awarding either a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Circle of Quality designation.