ExceleRate Illinois is administered through the Illinois Network of Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies under joint direction of the Governor's office of Early Childhood Development, the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois State Board of Education.
Achieving this designation demonstrates the JTHS Infant Childcare Center’s commitment to providing quality care to Illinois’ children.
To maintain this designation, the JTHS Infant Childcare Center will participate in an observation process conducted by National Louis University in 2020.
This rigorous observation process takes place every three years and includes unannounced classroom observation and one-on-one interviews with the Infant Childcare Center director regarding administrative practices and policies.
The mission of the childcare center is to engage, support and maintain attendance of young parents during high school completion, strengthen their parenting skills and knowledge of resources, support the healthy development and exploration of young children in a safe environment and be a passionate model of best practices in the early childhood community.
Pictured are JTHS infant Childcare Center practitioners April Melka, Jessica-Christine Gunia, April Melka, Mary Wright, Marilyn Pierce, Carrie Waitkus, Luvenia Betts, Emma Lopez and Debrah Clark.