University of Illinois Urbana‑Champaign

Child Care: Program Accreditations

IECAM provides child care program accreditation data by fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) for Illinois.

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Source of definition: Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA)

Data available on IECAM

Latest data: FY2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)

Number of centers or homes with one accreditation or multiple accreditations

The number of centers with one accreditation or multiple accreditations in a geographic area for licensed and license-exempt child care centers. The number of homes with one accreditation (from NAFCC) for licensed family child care homes.

Source of data: Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA)

Geographic region: These data are available by state, county, township, state House district, state Senate district, congressional district, unit and elementary school district, township, municipality, ZCTA, and Chicago Community Area.

Note on Individual accrediting agencies: IECAM presents data on the number of sites that have one accreditation or multiple accreditations by geographic area. For detailed data on the number of sites with accreditations from individual accrediting agencies by geographic regions, see the Child Care Accreditation by Organization and Region spreadsheets on this page (below).

Yearly differences in data definitions / descriptions

For past years, there are some differences in the data definition/description, compared with the most recent year. These are indicated here.

Geographic region: Data by some regions are not available for earlier years.

  • Data are not available by Chicago Community Area for 2011 and earlier.
  • Data are not available by ZCTA for 2009 and earlier.
  • Data are not available by school districts for 2008 and earlier.
  • Data are not available by municipality for 2007 and earlier.