Infant Toddler Credential

Infant Toddler Credential

The Gateways Infant Toddler Credential (ITC) is for early care and education professionals who have specific training, formal college education, and experience working with children birth to age 3. In order to earn an ITC, you also need to meet the requirements for and obtain a Gateways ECE Credential. You can work toward these two Credentials at the same time.

To start a Gateways Credential application, there are 3 steps:

  1. Log into your Gateways Registry here - registry.ilgateways.com/login. A paper application is also available, click here.
  2. Select Gateways Credentials in the "Apply" section. Click the "Apply Now" button to create a new application.
  3. Please request all official transcripts (if not on file) to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to: 

INCCRRA
1226 Towanda Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61701

Click here for the work experience form.

Optional: If you have a valid CDA, please email a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To Renew your Gateways Credentials, click here.

Excelerate Program

ExceleRate Illinois helps you prepare children for success in school and in life.

It also provides standards, guidelines, resources and supports to help you make sensible changes that lead to better quality outcomes for children.