Accreditations and Awards

ExceleRate Illinois Silver Circle of Quality

Silver Circle of QualityCharleston Community Early Learning Center received the Silver Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality rating and improvement system for early learning and development providers.

Every early learning and development provider who participates in ExceleRate Illinois makes quality a priority. The higher the designation, the higher the program’s demonstrated quality and comprehensiveness in meeting children’s early learning needs.

ExceleRate Illinois helps families make more informed choices about their children’s early learning. It establishes standards to help infants, toddlers and preschoolers develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

Additionally, it provides a framework for early learning and development professionals to identify opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. Research in science and brain development shows that children who are more meaningfully engaged in early learning experiences from infancy through the first five years of life are more likely to be successful in school and in life. With the right engagement, children can form a healthy foundation of neural pathways in the brain, which impact their ability to think, react, process and grow.

ExceleRate Illinois is a comprehensive system that includes Licensed Child Care Centers, Preschool for All and Center-Based Prevention Initiative Programs, Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.

For more information or to find a Child Care Resource & Referral Agency in your area, visit: www.ExceleRateIllinois.com.

ExceleRate Illinois is administered through INCCRRA under the joint direction of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and the Illinois State Board of Education.



The Charleston Community Early Learning Center is a not-for-profit organization licensed by the state of Illinois for 109 children between the ages of six weeks and ten years.


2206 South Fourth Street Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: 217-345-3111
Fax: 217-345-2918
Email: director@charlestondaycare.org
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