The links below outline the details regarding alignment of ExceleRate Illinois standards with national accreditations. In the summer of 2013, the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (OECD) invited all national accrediting bodies to have their accreditation cross-walked with the ExceleRate Illinois standards. If you are an accrediting body looking for information on the alignment process, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If your program is accredited by one of these accrediting bodies, you are able to use your accreditation to show evidence for many of the ExceleRate Illinois standards. Please review the crosswalk summary for details and the additional requirements for alignment with ExceleRate Illinois.


AdvancED Accreditation (789 KB)

American Montessori Society (AMS) Accreditation (657 KB)

Council on Accreditation (COA) (658 KB)

National Accreditation Commission (NAC) Accreditation (660 KB)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation (660 KB)

National Accreditation for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accreditation (284 KB)

National Accreditation for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accreditation - Spanish (404 KB)  

  National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) (659 KB)


Once you have reviewed the crosswalk, use the additional Standard and Evidence Requirements to find what pieces will need to be met beyond your accreditation.



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