Child care program accreditations FY2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016)
Source of definition: Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA)
Date of definition: January 2017
Note: View definitions of data variables related to centers or homes:
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: June 2016 (FY2016)Geographic region: These data are available by state, county, township, IL House district, IL Senate district, US Congressional district, ISBE region, IDHS region, municipality, unit and elementary school district, ZCTA, Postal Zip Code, and Chicago Community Area.
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, see Child Care Accreditation by Organization and Region for FY2016.
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:
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC accreditation page
- National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)
NECPA accreditation: Click on one of the “Accreditation” options in the menu bar.
- Association for Early Learning Leaders (formerly the National Association for Child Care Professionals)
Accreditation page: Click on one of the “Accreditation” options in the menu bar.
- National Afterschool Association (NAA) — The NAA’s accreditation process has been transitioned to the Council on Accreditation (COA)
COA accreditation page
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.