Early Childhood Education - Advanced

The mission of the Early Childhood Education Advanced Certificate program is to prepare students for employment in the early childhood education field by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and hands-on techniques and skills of early childhood education and preparing them for the Gateways ECE Level 3 Credential, which can lead to the Level 4 Credential.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 27

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CHILD 110 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD  3
CHILD 120 GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUNG CHILD  3
CHILD 130 CURRICULUM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS  3
CHILD 134 OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN  3
CHILD 140 CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY  3
CHILD 142 HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD  3
CHILD 220 MATH METHODS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD  3

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1CHILD 110; CHILD 120; CHILD 140; ENGL 110
Spring Semester 1CHILD 130; CHILD 134; CHILD 142; PSY 110
Fall Semester 2CHILD 220

Program Contact Information

Business, Hospitality, and Information Systems Department

Technology Center Room 205

(309) 694-5558

Illinois Career Cluster

Human Services

Career Pathway:
Early Childhood Development and Services

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