Early Childhood Education
Welcome to the Early Childhood Education department!
Whether you are preparing to work directly with children or are interested in transferring to a four-year university, Heartland's Early Childhood Education department has the courses, pathways, and options that you need.
- Certificates that are aligned with Illinois Gateways to Opportunity credentials and ExceleRate requirements
- An articulated pathway that will prepare you for entry into Illinois State University and other four-year institutions
- Applied experiences through our NAEYC-accredited Child Development Lab
We invite you to explore our certificates and degrees, learn more about our courses, and meet our faculty.
Learn more about the Early Childhood Education Programs.
Child Development Lab
The CDL provides high quality care and education for your children.
Our nationally-accredited Child Development Lab serves children six weeks through five years of age in a safe, developmentally-focused environment.