Professional Development Advisory Council

Financial Supports Committee


  • Goal 1: Explore ways to utilize early childhood funding resources to fully compensate staff, including Great START
  • Goal 2: Build out financial supports and incentives for Illinois early childhood workforce
  • Goal 3: Increase workforce awareness of existing financial supports to complete degrees and/or Gateways to Opportunity Credentials at all levels
  • Goal 4: Work in partnership with IDHS to improve Gateways Scholarship design and workforce supports
  • Goal 5: Create a suggested pay differential for multi-lingual workforce
  • Goal 6: In partnership with IDHS, suggest revisions to existing quality improvement funds to improve quality




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.