The Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) educates, trains and supports early childhood professionals and is a recognized leader and resource for making high quality, affordable early child care and education and school age care options available for children and families in Illinois.  INCCRRA administers Gateways to Opportunity & Quality Counts. 

Gateways to Opportunity is a statewide system designed to support Illinois early care and education, school-age, and youth development professionals like you. Through Gateways to Opportunity, you can obtain career guidance, education and training resources, credentials, peer networking, scholarships, wage supplements and more.  Gateways to Opportunity focuses on what matters most-helping you help children.

Quality Counts, through the local child care resource & referral system, assists child care programs in providing quality care for children and their families.  It offers child care referrals to parents and information on how to choose quality child care.  Quality Counts also includes a Quality Rating System that programs can use to recognize the quality care they offer as well as a grant process to offer programs the financial resources to improve quality.   



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