Glossary - B

  • Baccalaureate or Bachelor's Degree: A type of undergraduate degree. Bachelor's degrees require a minimum of 120 semester credits. Some specific degrees are: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.). A student attending full time each semester (a minimum of 15 semester credit hours) could complete a bachelor's degree in eight semesters or four years.
  • BAS: Business Administration Scale for family child care providers
  • BUILD Initiative (Building Early Learning Systems in the States): A multi-state partnership promoting positive development of young children from birth to five years of age by providing incentives for states to develop comprehensive early learning systems available to all families.
Excelerate Program

ExceleRate Illinois helps you prepare children for success in school and in life.

It also provides standards, guidelines, resources and supports to help you make sensible changes that lead to better quality outcomes for children.