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Access to Quality Preschool

ExceleRate Illinois is a statewide quality recognition and improvement system that prioritizes continuous quality improvement in the early childhood community. In brief, ExceleRate offers a framework for administrators, teachers, and caregivers to enhance their skills and service delivery to young children and families. Visit the ExceleRate Illinois website to learn more about the levels of quality and to search for early learning programs. While Illinois has maintained a quality rating system in child care for some time, ExceleRate Illinois starting rating preschools in 2016.