Career Lattice

The Gateways Career Lattice shows Credential levels and how each level combines education, work and practical experience in the field of early care and education. By advancing on the Career Lattice, a practitioner can potentially open up additional career opportunities for themselves.


Specific requirements for each Credential can be found on individual Credential pages. 

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.