Gateways to Opportunity is a statewide professional development support system designed to provide guidance, encouragement, and recognition to individuals and programs serving children, youth, and families. Resources and services provided by Gateways to Opportunity include Credentials, Professional Development Advisors, Great START, Gateways to Opportunity Registry, the Illinois Trainers Network, and Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship Program. For more information about Gateways to Opportunity, please click here.
Illinois Department of Human Services announces new professional development requirements for Child Care Centers serving CCAP children. Find information and resources to help programs meet these new requirements.
The Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant Education Reimbursement Opportunity information and applications are available here.
New Links Provide Easier Access to Gateways Programs and Services
Become a Gateways Registry Member by clicking on the button (above right) for an online application. Online Registry membership forms can be completed in less than 15 minutes! You will then receive your Registry membership confirmation electronically. (If you would like to apply in Spanish, please print, complete the application, and follow the instructions to mail it in).
Apply for Gateways to Opportunity programs and services through a simplified application process. Click the Apply Now button on the right to access the one application page.
Looking for Gateways Registry-approved online training? Find it on the i-learning website.