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Early Childhood Education Infant-Toddler Level IV Credential (Certificate)

27 credit hours.

This web page is currently undergoing revisions. Please call an academic advisor at 309-268-8033 for current course information.

The Illinois Gateway Infant Toddler Level Four Credential is designed to support specialization in infant and toddler development and programming as well as movement through the state of Illinois Career Lattice. Level Four Credential specifically support transfer to four-year programs and attainment of the Level Five Credential, as well as direct entry into the field.

Program Pre-requisite:

Completion of Associate Degree (AA, AS, or AAS in Early Childhood Education).

Required Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
CHLD 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHLD 102 Growth and Development of the Young Child 3
CHLD 105 Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs 3
CHLD 109 Observation and Assessment of Young Children 3
CHLD 201 Child Development Practicum I 3
CHLD 202 Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child 3
CHLD 204 Infant & Toddler Care 3
CHLD 206 Child Development Practicum II 3
CHLD 209 Child, Family and Community 3

Gainful Employment Information

By completing this certificate you may apply for employment as a child care worker (SOC code 39-9011.00), and nanny (SOC code 39-9011.01). The total program cost for completing this certificate is $3537 for tuition and fees and $855 for books and supplies.

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Information contained on this Web site is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment. Students who intend to graduate must meet with an Academic Advisor to complete an "Application to Graduate" form a full semester prior to graduation. This will help ensure that a student meets all graduation requirements. Remember to always check with the school you are interested in attending for specific requirements.