Gateways for Early Educators™

Gateways for Early Educators™ is the integrated, research-based professional development system of the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles Resource & Referral agencies.

CCALA is committed to the growth and development of the child care workforce in Los Angeles County. CCALA member agencies work with over 18,000 licensed and unlicensed child care providers throughout Los Angeles County and provide over 500 training workshops to more than 2,000 early care and education providers annually.

In 2016, Gateways successfully partnered with the California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry (the Registry) to offer all training workshops.  All Training participants with a Registry profile can sign up and track all their training accomplishments.  Participants can also track their progress towards completing a Gateways Passport.  The Passport is a professional development pathway with 12 topic areas aligned with the California ECE Competencies and is completed when a participant attends at least two trainings in each topic area.

Gateways for Early Educators™ program includes:

Training Programs

  • Comprehensive training program with 12 curriculum topic areas aligned with the California Competencies
  • Gateways Training Passport and Award of Achievement after 48 hours of training
  • Inclusive educational and training pathways
  • A training calendar to easily locate workshops at any CCALA R&R agency on the CA ECE Workforce Registry.