The Round Lake Area Park District Child Development Center is licensed by the DCFS and is an ExceleRate Illinois Circle of Quality Program. Why is that important? You want to make sure you choose the right program for your child, but figuring out which programs offer the quality you seek can be confusing.


Licensing means the child care facility meets the minimum standards required by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for a child care program to be open. These requirements include minimal standards for health and safety, ratios, group size and more. To get more information about DCFS licensing standards for child care centers, please visit

DCFS also works in conjunction with Excelerate Illinois to raise the quality of early childhood education. We are proud to be part of the ExceleRate Illinois Circle of Quality Program.