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Certificate - Early Childhood Education Level IV Credential

24-25 credit hours

Catalog Year 2017-2018

Early Childhood Education Level IV Credential Certificate Requirements

The Illinois Gateways Level Four Credential is designed to support movement through the state of Illinois Career Lattice. The Level Four Credential expands on foundational professional knowledge, and supports progression to the Level Five Credential or direct exit into the field.

Class Title Credit Hours
CHLD 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHLD 102 Growth & Development of the Young Child 3
CHLD 105 Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs 3
CHLD 222, MATH 131 or MATH 141 Math Content & Concepts for The Young Child, Explorations in Math or Introduction to Statistics 3-4
CHLD 109 Observation & Assessment of Young Children 3
CHLD 201 Child Development Practicum I 3
CHLD 202 Health, Safety & Nutrition for the Young Child 3
CHLD 209 Child, Family & Community 3
Total Credit Hours 24-25

Note: Awarding of the Gateways Level 4 ECE Credential with this sequence of courses also requires completion of the Associates in Arts degree.

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Early Childhood Education Questions

Contact the Social Sciences Department

Early Childhood Practitioner Partnership Program at Heartland Community College