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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.

 

Great START Waitlist

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

 

 
 

 

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The Gateways Basic Transcript Review (BTR) records total number of credit hours earned from an accredited college or university. The BTR is completed on all official transcript(s) received by the Gateway Registry. Upon completion of the Review, your formal education will be reflected on your Professional Development Record (PDR) in sections 1 and 2.

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 was recently signed into law by President Obama.  The new law includes general provisions to improve the quality of child care nationwide.