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A wide variety of early learning programs are available for children throughout Illinois. In 2014, selecting a quality program for your son or daughter just became easier with ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality rating and improvement systems focused on whole child development.

Early Learning Programs

Child Care

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services licenses and sets standards for day care centers, homes, group homes and day care agencies in the state.

Early Head Start

Head Start

Home Visiting


Family Support Services