ExceleRate Illinois Resources

Find standards, guidelines, tools and tips to achieve higher levels of instructional quality within ExceleRate Illinois.

Lead Learn Excel Inclusive Inquiry Cycle Self-Study & Planning Guide

Use this simple Lead Learn Excel guide to reflect and plan with others on how you will meet each instructional leadership ExceleRate standard outlined in the Instructional Leadership Trajectory tools, below. The Ounce, 2014.

https://www.theounce.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LeadLearnExcel-InclusiveInquiryCycle-SelfStudyandPlanningGuide-203.pdf

Instructional Leadership Trajectory: From High-Quality to Exemplary in ExceleRate – Preschool

Understand the trajectory of instructional leadership standards to move your program from the Silver Circle of Quality, to Gold, to an Award of Excellence in Preschool Instructional Excellence. The Ounce, 2014.

https://www.theounce.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LeadLearnExcel-PreschoolExceleRateStandardsComparison-118.pdf

Instructional Leadership Trajectory: From High-Quality to Exemplary in ExceleRate – Infants & Toddlers

Understand the trajectory of instructional leadership standards to move your infant-toddler program from the Silver Circle of Quality, to Gold, to an Award of Excellence. The Ounce, 2014.

https://www.theounce.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LeadLearnExcel-ITExceleRateStandardsComparison-216.pdf

ExceleRate Resources by Standard

Explore the ExeceleRate website, which has curated a suite of practical tools and resources to help leaders meet each standard in ExceleRate. Seek out Section 3C on continuous quality improvement. INCCRAA, 201X.

http://www.excelerateillinoisproviders.com/resources/resources-by-standard#sthash.O8jCb3ef.dpuf

Achieving the Gold Circle of Quality

ExceleRate Gold Circle of Quality Standards

Deepen your understanding of ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Standards as you complete your Lead Learn Excel Inclusive Inquiry Cycle Planning Guide. ExceleRate Illinois, 2015.

http://www.excelerateillinoisproviders.com/docman/resources/2-gold-excelerate-illinois-chart/file

Achieving an Award of Excellence

ExceleRate Award of Excellence – Preschool Teaching & Learning Standards

Deepen your understanding of the standards for achieving an Award of Excellence in this area as you complete your Inclusive Inquiry Cycle Planning Guide. ExceleRate Illinois, 2014.

http://www.excelerateillinoisproviders.com/docman/resources/108-ptl-flyer/file

ExceleRate Award of Excellence – Infant Toddler Services Standards

Deepen your understanding of the standards for achieving an Award of Excellence in this area as you complete your Inclusive Inquiry Cycle Planning Guide. ExceleRate Illinois, 2014.

http://www.excelerateillinoisproviders.com/docman/resources/107-its-flyer/file

ExceleRate Award of Excellence Applications

Access the applications and instructions for achieving an Award of Excellence. ExceleRate Illinois, 2014.

http://www.excelerateillinoisproviders.com/how-it-works/preschool-for-all/awards-of-excellence-applications

Standards & Guidelines

Illinois Early Learning & Development Standards – Preschool to Kindergarten Enrollment Age

These guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provide guidance to create and sustain developmentally appropriate practice. ISBE, 2013.

http://www.isbe.net/earlychi/pdf/early_learning_standards.pdf

Illinois Early Learning Guidelines – For Children Birth to Age Three

These guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provide a foundational understanding of what children from birth to age three are expected to know and do across domains. ISBE, 2013.

http://www.isbe.state.il.us/earlychi/pdf/el-guidelines-0-3.pdf

Illinois Professional Teaching Standards

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) outlines nine standards that set the bar for effective teaching.. ISBE, 2013.

http://www.isbe.net/peac/pdf/IL_prof_teaching_stds.pdf

Illinois Birth to Five Program Standards

These standards from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) reflect current knowledge, research and shared beliefs about high-quality early childhood care and education. ISBE, 2014.

http://www.isbe.net/earlychi/pdf/0-5-program-stds.pdf