Triton’s Child Development Center Awarded Gold Circle of Quality Designation

kindergarten-gradTriton College’s Child Development Center has once again been recognized for its commitment to quality early learning and development by receiving the ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality designation.

ExceleRate Illinois is a statewide quality recognition and improvement system designed to make continuous quality improvement an everyday priority among early learning providers. It provides a framework for early learning professionals to identify opportunities for improvement, increase their skills and take steps to make positive changes

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 and education.

 “Triton’s Child Development Center is proud to once again receive the Excelerate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality designation,” said Triton College Child Development Center Director Cindy Mentone. “We are passionate about starting children throughout the area on their paths to becoming lifelong learners and this recognition is a testament to the hard work of our talented and dedicated staff.”

 Located on Triton’s main campus, the Child Development Center currently serves about 60 families, including toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students. The programs encourage meaningful play in a safe nurturing environment, while providing appropriate classroom activities to promote each child’s social, emotional and intellectual development.

In addition to receiving the ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality, the program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

For additional information or to schedule a Child Development Center visit, please call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3209, or visit

 Photo Above: Students participate in the Child Development Center’s 2016 kindergarten graduation ceremony.

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