Early Childhood Level II - Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Credential Certificate
Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047
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. An Entitled Institution is a college or university who has aligned their coursework with credential requirements. The College of Lake County's Early Childhood Education Department has Entitled Institution status to award Levels II through IV credentials to students who have completed the required courses for each type and level of credential. The following courses are required to obtain and be awarded the Level II Early Childhood Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Credential. All courses required for a Gateways Credential must be earned with a grade of C or Better.
NOTE: It is not necessary to earn the Level I Gateways Credential before pursuing the Levels II and III Credentials and Certificates, BUT YOU MUST EARN THE LEVEL II ECE CERTIFICATE/ CREDENTIAL (PLAN 25EI) BEFORE YOU EARN THE LEVEL II INFANT/TODDLER CERTIFICATE (PLAN 25EG). (There is a two-course difference.)
Recommended Plan of Study
College Success Seminar
Introduction to Early Childhood Ed
Child Development for Educators
Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children
Observation and Assessment
Child, Family, and Community
Language and Development and Early Literacy
Total Hours for Certificate
^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.
For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.