Program Overview

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Early Childhood Level III - Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Credential Certificate


Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/ece
Degree: Certificate
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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 III Early Childhood Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Credential. All courses required for a Gateways Credential must be earned with a grade of C or Better.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Introduction to Early Childhood Ed

3

course

Child Development for Educators

3

course

Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children

3

course

English Composition I

3

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

Second Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Observation and Assessment

3

course

Child, Family, and Community

3

course

Language and Development and Early Literacy

3

course

Guidance and Social Development

3

course

Math Activities for Young Children

3

Total Hours for Certificate

30

^ 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.