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Associate Transfer Degree

Early Childhood Education A.A. (Plan 13AB)

This option will prepare you for an Illinois State Board of Education license for teaching children from birth to grade 2.

Career Program Degree and Certificates

Early Childhood Education A.A.S. (Plan 25EA)

The Associate in Applied Science Degree program in Early Childhood Education prepares students for careers working with young children. Graduates of the program are DCFS qualified to be lead teachers in and directors of day care centers, preschools, and school-age programs. Public school Pre-K programs employ A.A.S. degree graduates as assistant teachers. Many of the courses transfer to four year institutions with related programs.

Administration and Leadership Certificate (Plan 25EF)

This certificate is intended for students who already hold degrees or who have taken extensive coursework in other academic fields. The program provides the additional study that is often required for a career change, to meet requirements for Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) Director Qualifications, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) program accreditation criteria, and/or to build skills in early childhood program administration and leadership.

Infant/Toddler Level II Certificate (Plan 25EG) - Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Credential

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Infant/Toddler Credentials Levels 2–4 are for child care professionals working with children birth to age 8 who have specific levels of training, education and experience.

Infant/Toddler Level III Certificate (Plan 25EH) - Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Credential

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Infant/Toddler Credentials Levels 2–4 are for child care professionals working with children birth to age 8 who have specific levels of training, education and experience.

Early Childhood Level II Certificate (Plan 25EI) - Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Credential

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Early Childhood Credentials Levels 2–4 are for child care professionals working with children birth to age 8 who have specific levels of training, education and experience.

Early Childhood Level III Certificate (Plan 25EJ) - Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Credential

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Early Childhood Credentials Levels 2–4 are for child care professionals working with children birth to age 8 who have specific levels of training, education and experience.

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