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WIU Infant and Preschool Center Receives ExceleRate Illinois Silver Circle of Quality Designation

July 18, 2018

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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University's Infant and Preschool Center received the Silver Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state's new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers.

"Every early learning and development provider who participates in ExceleRate Illinois makes quality a priority," said Cynthia L. Tate, executive director for the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development.

"We are proud to receive the Silver Circle of Quality," said Sherri Moon, director of the Infant and Preschool Center, which is part of WIU's College of Education and Human Services. "Providing quality in early learning and development will help our children be better prepared for success in school and in life."

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

For more information about Western's Infant and Preschool Center, visit

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