Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship Program
The Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship Program is an individual-based scholarship opportunity for practitioners working in Early Care and Education (ECE) or school-age care. Goals of the program include:
The Gateways Scholarship Program will pay a percentage of the cost of tuition and fees based on an eligible participant’s child care position income. Scholarships are awarded dependent upon availability of funding. For more information on the Gateways Scholarship Program refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Additional information and the program application can be found by clicking on each section.
The Gateways Scholarship and Great START Programs are administered by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) and funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Bureau of Child Care and Development and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).