Preschool for All (PFA) in schools and in community-based settings, were enrolled in ExceleRate Illinois in 2013. Preschool for All programs are presumed to be Gold or Silver Circle of Quality, as determined by your most recent Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) scores and other monitoring results.

Upon achieving the Gold Circle of Quality, applying for an ExceleRate Illinois Award of Excellence is the next step toward continuous quality improvement and recognition for excellence in specific areas of program quality. Early childhood programs (school- and center-based) throughout the state can use this application to apply for the Award of Excellence in Preschool Teaching and Learning, Family and Community Engagement, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Practice, Inclusion of Children with Special Needs, and Infant and Toddler Services. Simply complete the application and the appropriate supplement for the Award of Excellence you strive to achieve, and e-mail them as an attachment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If your program has any classroom that is not funded/monitored by Preschool for All, you will need to apply for ExceleRate Illinois using the Licensed Child Care path.  


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