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Child Care Program Quality Improvement Funds

Guidelines and Application for FY19 (July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019)

Based on available funding, Child Care Resource & Referral is offering funds to support continued quality improvement for child care programs. Quality Improvement Funds are designed to assist child care programs to improve program quality and achieve/advance an ExceleRate Illinois Circle of Quality. Funds are provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).

The Quality Improvement Funds are divided into three areas:
1.  Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) Cohorts
          a.  ExceleRate Illinois (centers) and (family child care)
2.  Training Stipends
3.  Accreditation Assistance

For information, or to apply, please download the application here: Quality Improvement Funds Application

For questions or additional information, please feel free to contact:

Tamika Chism 815-741-1163 x253

Fax: 815-741-4638

Applications can be submitted to:

Child Care Resource & Referral

ATTN: Tamika Chism
801 N. Larkin Ave., Suite 202
Joliet, IL 60435

Contact Us

Child Care Resource & Referral
801 North Larkin Avenue Suite 202
Joliet, IL 60435
In Joliet:(815)741-1163 -or- TTY (815)741-1692