Welcome

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.

 

Great START Waitlist

Great START funding is currently limited, and a waitlist for new applicants was implemented effective December 1, 2014.

 

 
 

 

Gateways Registry

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Gateways to Opportunity Programs and Services

 


News

 

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation, a report from the Committee on Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success for the Board on Child, Youth, and Families, is available to read online at the National Academies Press website. 

 

To learn more about what the Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development is doing to serve Illinois’ youngest children read their newsletter Early Learning Insights.

 

The Statewide Online Training Calendar lists trainings that have been Registry-approved as well as trainings offered through the states’ Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Agencies.