For Providers

Provider Resources and Tools

Supports to Help Meet Children's Diverse Needs

Additional Provider Supports

Workforce and Professional Development Supports

Gateways to Opportunity is Illinois' early care and education professional development system. It includes:

  • Gateways Registry: the registry allows you to track your education, Credentials, and training online in your personal and secure Professional Development Record.
  • Online Training: Gateways i-learning is the hub of online training for Illinois child care providers. You can locate online training for DCFS Licensing, ExceleRate Illinois, and other courses related to caring for children.
  • Training Calendar: Search the Gateways Training Calendar for professional development events around the state. 
  • Gateways Credentials: These credentials are symbols of professional achievement that show your knowledge, skills, and experience in caring for and educating children. 

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