d520clc059The Children’s Learning Center at Moraine Valley Community College received the Bronze Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers.

“As the director, it fills me with a tremendous amount of pride and admiration to have the efforts of my team members so highly acknowledged and validated,” said Denise Lumpkin. “It’s also another reassurance for the children and their parents that they are in a high quality program committed to excellence in early childhood education.”

The Children’s Learning Center provides child care and preschool for children ages 2 to 5. The center, which serves children of Moraine Valley students and staff as well as community members, is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and is listed with the Cook County Child Care Resource and Referral Agency.

ExceleRate Illinois is a comprehensive system that includes licensed child care centers, licensed family child care, preschool, and center-based prevention initiative programs, Head Start, and Early Head Start Programs. It is administered through the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies under the joint direction of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, the Illinois Department of Human Resources, and the Illinois State Board of Education.

For more information on the Children’s Learning Center, contact Lumpkin at (708) 974-5729.