ExceleRate Illinois
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.   

Specific quality criteria must be met to achieve a circle of quality and Growth, Inc. is proud to have achieved a Silver Circle of Quality. Because of this accomplishment, Growth, Inc. has been recognized by the State of Illinois for committing to provide high quality care.

Growth's program is designed to offer your child a warm and nurturing environment in which he/she is able to learn, grow and feel good about himself/herself. As we lend a helping hand to working families, we strive to provide a variety of opportunities for young children.

Growth Inc. has a dedicated staff with experience and training in early childhood education. In addition to degree requirements, each staff member must have 20 hours of continuing education training yearly, including CPR and First Aid certification.  Child to staff ratios meet or exceed DCFS (Department of Children & Family Services) licensing standards in each classroom. 

Our teachers are required to turn in weekly lesson plans based on the center's curriculum topics. These daily lesson plans cover all components of early childhood education including art, math, science, language, music, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, dramatic play, and open centers to explore at the child's own pace.


We are hiring for Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher Substitutes

Requirements for a Lead Teacher are:
Must be 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, thirty college credits with six semester hours related directly to child care and/or child development and one years child development experience OR must be 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, sixty college credits with six semester hours related directly to child care and/or child development

Requirements for an Assistant Teacher are:
Must be 19 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED

Please call Growth, Inc. at 309-944-5024 with any questions or you may stop in at 541 E. North Street in Geneseo.

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Advantages of

Licensing by the IL Department of Children and Family Services Daily written communication with parents Assigned infant care-givers Nutritious meals and snacks by a certified cook Transportation available to all area schools Full-time summer school-age program


Nutritious Meals

Little D's Nutrition Expedition® nutrition program is designed for lower elementary students. Though students of all ages can enjoy playing Little D the Dragon's games, they are designed to reinforce major objectives of this classroom program.



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