Early Education Center Achieves Award of Excellence, the Highest Recognition to Early Childhood Programs by the State of Illinois

Award of Excellence

Congratulations to the Early Education Center for obtaining the highest recognition provided to early childhood programs by the state of Illinois, the Award of Excellence!

In May, administration and staff from the EEC were honored with the Award of Excellence for Preschool Teaching and Learning. This prestigious award signifies that RLAS-116's Preschool Program utilizes research-based practices to implement the highest teaching for our youngest learners.

Awards of Excellence are given by ExceleRate Illinois, a state program designed to help early childhood educators make continuous and quality improvements to their programs and establishes standards for helping preschool age children develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

This year only 6% of gold rated preschool programs attained this award. An early learning program can begin to achieve the Awards of Excellence only after it has obtained the Gold Circle of Quality recognition. All school-based preschool programs in the state of Illinois are ranked in a circle of quality based on meeting or exceeding standards. These circles range from Licensed, Bronze, Silver and Gold. The EEC earned the Gold Circle of Quality in 2015.

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The Board presentation can be viewed at

Elementary Scholars

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Congratulations to our re-elected Board of Education members, Mr. Kevin Daniels, Mrs. Peg Larson, Mrs. Jennifer Klingler and Mr. Michael Francisco!

Board Oath of Office for Reelected Members

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Sommer's Grab & Go Comfort Cookies


  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • Dried Blueberries
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Dark Chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Peel bananas and mash until there is a runny consistency
  3. Stir in oat and cinnamon
  4. Scoop mix on baking pan in small piles then flatten the top with a spoon
  5. Place fruit on top before baking
  6. Bake for 25 minutes
  7. Melt chocolate
  8. Drizzle chocolate on top
  9. Enjoy!
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