Contact: Maggie Arden, Northwestern Settlement | 773-278-7471 | email

[Chicago – January 25, 2016] – Northwestern Settlement is pleased to share the early childhood program has achieved an Award of Excellence for Family and Community Engagement in ExceleRate Illinois. The Awards of Excellence are the highest level of the state’s quality rating and improvement system, recognizing research-based best practice in specific content areas.

This award recognizes the hard work and commitment of the program staff to the children and families, and the community, and is a demonstration of the program’s successful implementation of high-quality, family and community engagement practices.

For more than 20 years, Northwestern Settlement has provided early childhood education. From the beginning the Settlement has striven to ensure a high quality program, preparing children for success in kindergarten. “The early childhood staff work hard every day holding a high standard of quality. This is a well- deserved recognition of the hard work the community and the Settlement has seen for many years,” Ron Manderschied, President of Northwestern Settlement said.


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