Exceeding Specific Quality Benchmarks

Circle of Quality Designation

In October 2015, Kid Country Childcare earned the Silver Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers. ExceleRate Illinois recognizes a program’s commitment to quality beyond the basic state licensing requirements... The Silver Circle of Quality designation shows that Kid Country Childcare has gone the extra mile to make sure that children enrolled in our program receive the enhanced learning and care experience. Silver Circle programs meet or exceed specific quality benchmarks on learning environment and instructional quality, along with selected program administrative standards, staff qualifications, and professional development. Kid Country Childcare has met these specific standards of quality and is helping to give children a good start in learning and in life!

Silver Circle of Quality recognizes

"...Kid Country Childcare has met the eligibility requirements for ExceleRate Illinois Silver Circle of Quality. ExceleRate Illinois is our state's quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development programs.

Achieving this designation demonstrates your program's commitment to providing quality care to Illinois' youngest children. ExceleRate Illinois unifies all our state's early learning programs under a common set of standards across multiple delivery settings and supports programs that integrate and sustain best practices, while publicly recognizing your program's achievement towards higher quality.

"...Congratulations on your program's achievement for the ExceleRate Illinois Silver Circle of Quality and continued commitment to quality early learning and development..." Sara Kessinger, ExceleRate Illinois Counselor

ExceleRate Illinois

Awards by Year:
  • 2015 - Silver
  • 2016 - Silver
  • 2017 - Silver