Gateways to Opportunity®
Gateways to Opportunity is a statewide professional development support system designed to provide guidance, encouragement, and recognition to individuals and programs serving children, youth, and families.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 was recently signed into law by President Obama. The new law includes general provisions to improve the quality of child care nationwide.
Illinois and 17 other states were awarded more than $226 million in new Preschool Expansion Grants to increase access to high-quality preschool programs.
Preliminary Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Awards were announced and 4 communities in Illinois were noted, including Chicago, Joliet, Maywood and Rockford.