Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

  • How can I enroll my child at your center?
  • What does it mean to be a State of Illinois Excelerate Silver Circle Center?
  • What are tuition costs and do you accept the State of Illinois Child Care Subsidy Program?
  • What are the qualifications of the classroom teachers and support staff?
Parents can stop by for a tour or give us a call to arrange a specific time for a tour. Once parents have taken a tour, they will be given a parent handbook and a DCFS Summary of Licensing Standards booklet. The parents would need to let the Director know what date they need care to begin. If a position is available, a registration packet would be given to the parents to fill out and return prior to the start date. If a position is not available, the parents would provide information to be placed on the waiting list for the age specific classroom.
ExceleRate Illinois is a statewide quality recognition and improvement system designed to make continuous quality improvement an everyday priority among early learning providers. The program establishes standards for helping infants, toddlers and preschool age children develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally. It provides a framework for early learning professionals to identify opportunities for improvement, increase their skills and take steps to make positive changes.

ExceleRate Illinois also recognizes early learning providers for their ongoing efforts to improve the quality of their care by awarding Circle of Quality designations. Silver Circle programs meet or go beyond quality standards in three areas: learning environment and teaching quality; administrative standards; and training & education. Programs are actively engaged in continuous quality improvement.
Tuition costs are based on the age of the child. A registration fee is collected when a child is registered. Kaleidoscope of Kids accepts the Child Care Subsidy Program through the State of Illinois. Families that meet the requirements are eligible to participate in this program. Participation in the subsidy program is based on the income and size of a family. Applications are available through the Children's Home and Aid office located in Granite City, IL.
Kaleidoscope of Kids is a DCFS Licensed Center. Each classroom has an assigned Lead Teacher and additional Assistant Teachers as needed. All staff complete a minimum of twenty (20) in-service hours of training each year. Each staff member focuses their training hours based on the ages of the children in their classroom. Each staff member is fingerprinted, have completed a background check through the State of Illinois, trained in CPR and First Aid, and is a Mandated Reporter through the State of Illinois as required by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

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