Program Overview

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Infant/Toddler Level II - Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Credential Certificate


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

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/ece
Degree: Certificate
Plan 25EG

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Infant/Toddler 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 Infant/Toddler 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

First Semester

9 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Creative Activities for Infants and Toddlers

3

course

Introduction to Early Childhood Ed

3

course

Child Development for Educators

3

Second Semester

9 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

course

Group Care of Infants and Toddlers

3

course

Child, Family, and Community

3

Total Hours for Certificate

18

^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.