Prior to application to ExceleRate Illinois, licensed child care centers needed to complete the free 2-hour ExceleRate Illinois Orientation in addition to other training depending on the Circle of Quality they chose to prepare for and achieve. The orientation covered ExceleRate Illinois cross-sector standards, eligibility requirements, the application process, and available supports and resources. All licensed centers were recognized at the Licensed Circle of Quality, the system’s foundational level of quality. The Bronze Circle of Quality focused on training around quality practices. The Silver and Gold Circles of Quality focused on continuous quality improvement and assessment of quality.
QRIS State Profile
This profile is from the Quality Compendium—a comprehensive resource for information about all of the QRIS operating in the U.S. and its Territories. It was developed by a partnership of the BUILD Initiative, the Early Learning Challenge Collaborative, and Child Trends.