Illinois graded well in this year’s State of Pre-School report.
The state his 8 out of 10 benchmarks that include specialized teacher training and appropriate class sizes.
Funding for students also increased to about $4,200, up from $3,400 last year.
Illinois also received praise for being just one of three states to require bilingual certification for lead teachers working with dual language learners.
You can read the full report here.