Using ExceleRate Illinois

Parents can use the ExceleRate Illinois search tool to find early learning programs in Illinois.

ExceleRate Illinois Circles of Quality provide parents with an objective means of verifying that your early learning program makes quality a priority. Right now, you can use our search capability above to check our database of qualifying early learning programs including licensed child care centers, school based preschool and licensed family child care homes. Simply identify the county you live in and select the Circle of Quality designation you’re interested in. The system will then supply you with a list of early learning providers who match your criteria.  

You can also use the resources included on this website to expand your understanding about whole child development and the different ways you – and your early learning program – can impact successful growth and learning for infants, toddlers and preschool children. Just visit the Making Quality Count page.

The ExceleRate Illinois QRIS Validation Study has been completed. To read or download a copy, go to the website of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development.