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Credits breakdown

Course # Course Title Credits
CDEV1105 Development/Guidance 3
CDEV1107 Introduction to Early Education 3
CDEV2200 Integrating Play 3
CDEV2229 Imaginative Learning 3
CDEV2236 Occupational Experience 1
CDEV2244 Parent Professional Relations 3
CDEV2246 Foundations in Literacy 3
CPTR1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3
HLTH1122 CPR-First Aid 1
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

Total Credits: 24


About this program

This certificate program includes coursework in child development (birth through age 8), behavior guidance, development of environments and curriculum for young children and relationships with families, as well as on-site experiences in a variety of programs.

Program outcomes

1. Create developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children.
2. Apply appropriate guidance strategies for children based on knowledge of developmental stages.
3. Understand nutrition requirements for a child care program.
4. Communicate effectively with parents and co-workers.
5. Demonstrate knowledge in the care and planning for children with special needs.
6. Demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the child care professional code of ethics.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of typical and atypical development in children ages birth through 8.
8. Demonstrate knowledge of physical and emotional health and safety issues.

Employment information

Family Child Care Provider
Group Family Child Care Provider

Gainful employment report


Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.