Award of Excellence Winners

Congratulations to the early childhood programs that recently achieved an Award of Excellence in Preschool Teaching & Learning. The award demonstrates that these programs are exemplars in Illinois, having met some of the most rigorous standards of quality. They have installed ongoing routines for both continuous quality improvement and for the sustainability of best practices for children and families.

Please join us in congratulating the following programs!

Award of Excellence in Preschool Teaching and Learning

  • Anne M. Jeans, Willowbrook
  • Velma Thomas, Chicago
  • Stock School, Chicago
  • Thomas Jefferson, Hoffman Estates
  • Central Road, Rolling Meadows
  • Poe School, Arlington Heights
  • Longfellow School, Buffalo Grove
  • River Trails School, Mt. Prospect
  • Timber Ridge School, Arlington Heights
  • Lindop School, Broadview
  • Educare Chicago, Chicago
  • Barbara Vick Early Childhood and Family Center, Chicago
  • Educare West DuPage, West Chicago
  • Casa Central Early Learning Academy, Chicago
  • Learning Bridge Early Education Center, Evanston
  • Reba Early Learning Center, Evanston
  • Jefferson School, Marion
  • Longfellow School, Marion
  • Tri-C School, Carterville
  • Rock Island ROE #49, Silvis
  • Early Learning Center #54, Schaumburg
  • Early Education Center #116, Round Lake
  • Jugando Se Aprende, Inc., Aurora

Award of Excellence in Infant and Toddler Services

  • Casa Central Early Learning Academy, Chicago
  • El Hogar del Nino, Chicago
  • Eyes on the Future, Chicago
  • Educare Chicago, Chicago
  • Educare West DuPage, West Chicago