Heartland Kids is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. In addition, we are honored to have received the following recognitions of excellence.

Heartland Kids is proud to have received the Gold Circle of Quality from ExceleRate Illinois. “ExceleRate Illinois recognizes early learning providers for their ongoing efforts to improve the quality of their care by awarding Circle of Quality designations.”The Gold Circle of Quality recognizes programs that meet or go beyond the highest quality goals. Gold Circle programs have met the highest quality standards in three areas: learning environment and teaching quality; administrative standards; and training & education. Programs are actively engaged in continuous quality improvement.”

Early Learning Leaders‘ goal is to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and abilities of early care directors, owners, emerging leaders and other early learning pro¬≠fessionals to ensure quality child care programs for young children.