Gateways to Opportunity Credentials
Gateways Credentials are symbols of professional achievement that validate knowledge and skills, experience, and contributions in early care and education, infants and toddlers, and/or administration. View the Gateways credential orientation below for an overview of the Gateways credentials and process.
These credentials can be earned by:
Gateways to Opportunity credentials were signed into law, effective July 1, 2009. Gateways credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Bureau of Child Care and Development. Gateways offers a variety of credentials to professionals in the field of early care and education, school-age, and youth development: