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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.

 

 

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. 

 
 

 

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News

 

What effect does poverty have on the developing brains of babies and toddlers? ZERO to THREE shows the relationship in their new infographic

 

Read about the Innovation Zones coordinated by Illinois Action for Children in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development. They improve early care and education for young children in Illinois by testing their strategies and connecting data to improved outcomes. 

 

Join the Gateways to Opportunity Registry!  The Registry helps you track your professional development – including college coursework and training you attend.