Friendship House has been awarded the Silver Circle of Quality which signals that a program has gone through a rigorous self-assessment process and made the improvements indicated. In addition to being IDCFS licensed, a program applying for the Silver Circle of Quality will need to show evidence of completion of required trainings, staff qualifications, and make improvements to meet ExceleRate Illinois standards using an approved national accreditation process or the assessment path. Programs are also required to submit a Continuous Quality Improvement Plan (CQIP).

When the standards have been met for the Silver Circle of Quality and the Quality Specialist or state-approved assessor has verified scores, a program can apply for the Silver Circle of Quality.

Programs are awarded the Silver Circle of Quality for a period of 3 years.

Annual reports are required to maintain eligibility and need to include:

- License in good standing

- Current accreditation certificate if applicable

- Maintaining staff qualification requirements

- Submission of a Continuous Quality Improvement Plan (CQIP) or accreditation annual report

For more detailed information on the program requirements, download the

Silver Circle of Quality Chart

For more information abou the ExceleRate program, visit

www.excelerateillinois.com

Friendship House

Early Childhood Center

100 S Main ST

Crystal Lake, IL

60014

 

Phone: 815-459-6552

Email: friendshiphousecl@gmail.com

 

 

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