Champaign Early Childhood Center receives award

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CHAMPAIGN - A statewide quality rating and improvement system for early childhood learning providers has presented an "Award of Excellence" for a Champaign-area center.

Officials say the Champaign Early Childhood Center received an Award of Excellence for Inclusion of Children with Special Needs from ExceleRate Illinois.  The awards are the highest rating that ExceleRate Illinois distributes, and recognizes research-based best practice in specific content areas.

ExceleRate Illinois officials say this distinction will remain in effect for up to three years, so long as the center retains its overall designation in the rating system's "Gold Circle of Quality" during that time.  For more information, visit

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