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Licensed child care centers in ExceleRate programs FY2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016)

For information on licensed child care centers in general, see the separate definition pages for licensed child care centers.

Source of definition:

Date of definition: January 2017

Total number of sites

The number of child care centers licensed by DCFS in a geographic area (for example, state or county)

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

Date of data: June 2016 (FY 2016)

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 ZCTA, ZIP Code postal, unit and elementary school district, and Chicago Community Area.

Note: The 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: Sites that are Head Start-only or Preschool for All-only are not included in these data.

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.

Number of sites with ExceleRate ratings

The number of licensed child care centers with licensed circle of quality and with bronze, silver, and gold ratings.

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

Date of data: June 2016 (FY 2016)

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 ZCTA, ZIP Code postal, unit and elementary school district, and Chicago Community Area.

Note: See the section “Total number of sites” for additional general information on these sites.

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