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Child care program accreditations FY2011 (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011)

Source of definition: Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA)

Date of definition: December 2010

Note: View definitions of data variables related to centers or homes:

Number of centers or homes with one accreditation or multiple accreditations

The number of centers with one accreditation or multiple accreditations in a geographic area for licensed and license-exempt child care centers. The number of homes with one accreditation (from NAFCC) for licensed family child care homes.

Source of data: Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA)

Date of data: December 2010 (FY 2011)

Geographic region: These data are available by state, county, township, IL House district, IL Senate district, US Congressional district, ISBE region, IDHS region, municipality, ZIP code, and school district.

Note on individual accrediting agencies: IECAM presents data on the number of sites that have one accreditation or multiple accreditations by geogrpahic area. For detailed data on the number of sites with accreditations from individual accrediting agencies by geographic regions, Child Care Accreditation by Organization and Region.

Note on licensed centers: The licensed centers included are those whose regulation status is “regulated/licensed” and whose center type is “Child Care Center,” “CCC Park/Recreation only,” or “Preschool.”

Note on individual sessions: The “individual sessions” included in this count are: (1) Day; (2) Session 1; and (3) Session 2. Child care centers or homes are not included in this count if they had sessions only for: (1) evening; (2) overnight; or (3) weekend.

Note: Centers that served no children were not counted in the number of sites.

Note: Centers that served “summer only” were not counted in the number of sites.

Note: The data include accreditation information related to these four accrediting organizations for licensed and license-exempt child care centers:

Note: The data include accreditation information related to this accrediting organization for licensed family child care homes:

Note: Child care centers serve families and children from 6 weeks old up to 13 years of age.