Are you applying for a Gateways to Opportunity program for the first time?
Gateways to Opportunity is a statewide professional development support system that offers many programs and services to you. To access all that Gateways can offer, first you must become a Gateways Registry member. Your Gateways Registry membership is good for one year, and can be renewed easily online. There are two ways to become a Gateways Registry member:
Are you renewing your Gateways Registry membership?
If you are already a Gateways Registry member and need to renew your membership, there are two ways to renew your membership:
Are you applying to one or more of Gateways other programs?
Once you have become a Gateways Registry Member you can apply and or renew your participation in any of the following programs. Select the program name below to download a PDF of the Program Supplement and Information Update Form. Complete and mail.
Gateways Illinois Director Credential Direct Route – Use to apply for the Illinois Director Credential.
Gateways ECE & Infant Toddler Credential Direct Route – Use to apply for ECE Credentials, Infant Toddler Credentials or the ECE Credential Level 1.
Gateways Illinois Director Credential, ECE and Infant Toddler Credentials Entitled Route – Use ONLY if you attended an entitled institution and completed their program.
Gateways Family Child Care Credential – Use to apply for the Family Child Care Credential for both Direct and Entitled Route
Gateways School-Age & Youth Development Credential – Use to apply for the SAYD Credentials for both Direct and Entitled Route
Gateways Family Specialist Credential Use to apply for the Family Specialist Credential for both Direct and Entitled Route
Gateways Registry Distance Learning Training Approval – Application form to have a distance learning training Registry-Approved.
Gateways Registry Trainer/Trainings – Use to become a Gateways Registry-approved trainer and submit a training.
Gateways Scholarship Program – Offers scholarship money to return to school.
Great START – Offers a wage supplement for already earned education and commitment.