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Child Development

Nena Bush 

Program Director
 

Mission Continued

The Child Development Program has adopted the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) associate degree standards.  These standards are the foundation our curriculum and the core of our accountability, ensuring the program meets its objectives and students achieve their learning outcomes. The Child  Development Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); it is the premier accrediting and advocacy organization for early childhood education programs and teachers.

Careers in Child Development

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Child Care Professional
  • Paraprofessional
  • Afterschool/ Group worker
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To prepare students of diverse backgrounds and abilities with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to foster developmentally appropriate experiences for young children, the Child Development Program has adopted the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) associate degree standards.  These standards are the foundation our curriculum and the core of our accountability, ensuring the program meets its objectives and students achieve their learning outcomes.

 

 About the Profession

 

Graduates of the Child Development Program work with young children and families in preschools, child care centers, home-based child care centers, Head Start Programs, as well as after-school, recreational, and religious programs designed for young children.  Early childhood educators’ roles depend on the setting in which they work.  Preschool teachers and child care providers provide care and education for groups of children under the supervision of a director who handles administrative and program development responsibilities. Teacher assistants and aides help with individual or small group instruction of children, in addition to handling routine tasks that allow lead teachers more time for instruction. Preschool teachers introduce young children to formal learning through planning and executing a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

 

 

 

Programs

Child Development - Pre-School Education
 

Faculty & Staff

​Nena Bush - Program Director
nbush4@ccc.edu
(312) 850-7360
Office  3614

Mary Lane – Faculty
mlane31@ccc.edu
(312) 850-7361
Office 3612

Adjunct Faculty

Bernice Shelton
Jurellene Rigsby
Jennifer Hoban
Tiffany Carter

(312) 850-7361
Room 3612

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Contact Information

Phone: 
312-850-7360
Fax: 
 
1900 W. Van Buren
Room 3614
Chicago, IL 60612
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Hours

8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Monday - Friday

Publications