In January 2017, Learning Bridge received the Award of Excellence in Preschool Teaching & Learning. 

ExceleRate Illinois recognizes Learning Bridge as in the top 6% of preschools in the state. Our investment in continuous quality improvement in our classrooms is the highest priority.  


The Award of Excellence honors best practice achievements in research-based strategies supporting high-need, at-risk children and families.  

We are proud to have earned multiple accreditations and Awards:

  • In addition to the Award of Excellence in Preschool Teaching and Learning from ExceleRate Illinois (see above), we received the GOLD Circle of Excellence from ExceleRate Illinois

  • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

  • Licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

  • Full affiliate of the American Montessori Society with a certified Montessori director

  • Sponsor of the Federal and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Preschool for All (PFA)

  • Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)

  • Home care providers licensed by the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS)  and several have Quality Star Level III Rating and are accredited by the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)

  • Participant in the USDA Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP)

  • Supported by the Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Mental Health Board

  • Member of Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) initiative

  • Collaborative partner with the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

  • Teachers recognized with the Kohl-McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award and the Childcare Network of Evanston’s Early Childhood Award