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Education & Human Development and Family Studies

Angela Cotromanes, M.A. E.C.E.
Department Chair
 

The mission of the Harry S Truman College Education & Human Development and Family Studies Department is to prepare students of diverse backgrounds and abilities with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to foster developmentally appropriate experiences for children and families.                                                                                   

Child Development                                                                                     

The Child Development Program is accredited by and has adopted the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) associate degree standards.  These standards are the foundation of our curriculum and the core of our accountability, ensuring the program meets its objectives and students achieve their learning outcomes.  The mission of the Child Development program is to provide an affordable, accessible, and quality education that prepares students with the developmental, cultural, and educational knowledge they need to become professional child education and care providers for a diverse range of children.
             

Careers in Child Development:                                                                                     

  • Preschool Teacher or Teacher Assistant​​
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher or Assistant Teacher
  • Teachers Aide
  • Child Care Professional
  • Paraprofessional
  • Afterschool/Group Worker
  • Home Daycare Business Owner

Child Development: Pre-School Education                                                                                     

Basic Certificate
Advanced Certificate
Advanced Certificate Infant/Toddler
Associate in Applied Science
Associate in Arts Early Childhood Education

Family Childcare Business

Basic Certificate                                                                    

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Education                                                                                     

The mission of our Education program is to provide access to a diverse rage of Education coursework that prepares students with the basic skills they will need to successfully transfer to an accredited four year institution for a Bachelor's Degree in Education and teacher certification.                                                                                   

Careers in Education:                                                                                     

  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Teacher in a private educational setting
  • Public school teaching in the State of Illinois requires a four year Bachelor's Degree and Certification from the Illinois State Board of Education

Educa​tion: Elementary Education                                                  

Associate in Arts                                                                                    

Education:                                                                                      

City Colleges of Chicago offer a variety of education degrees preparing students to transfer​ to a four year college. 


      

Human Development and Family Studies                                                                                     

The mission of our Human Development and Family Studies Program is to provide students access to quality coursework that focuses on the developmental, cultural, health, and social-emotional knowledge necessary to support children and families in the community.                                                                                    

Careers in Human Development and Family Studies:                                                                                     

  • Human Services Assistant
  • Home Visiting
  • Family Case Worker
  • Head Start Family Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker in a non-profit or community based organization
Human Development and Family Studies
Basic Certificate
Associate in Applied Science
Associate in Arts
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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Spring 2018 Faculty/Staff Contact Information       

Name      

Position      

Email      

Office number   

Phone      

Department Full Time Faculty& Staff     





Kate Connor      

C2C Dean       

kconnor@ccc.edu      

185       

773-907-4051      

Angela Cotromanes   

Department Chair      

acotromanes@ccc.edu      

2170 D      

773-907-4851      

Leslie Layman      

Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty      

llayman1@ccc.edu      

2170 B      

773-907-4059      

Sabrina Mendez      

Full Time Faculty      

smendez66@ccc.edu      

2170 A      

773-907-4891      

Parvin Nozad   

Clerical Assistant      

pnozad@ccc.edu      

3518      

773-907-4063      

Child Development Faculty      





Laura Abbruzzese   

Adjunct Faculty      

labbruzzese@ccc.edu      

2834      

773-907-4652      

Erika Gustafson      

Adjunct Faculty      

egustafson3@ccc.edu      

2810      

773-907-4640      

Bonnie Kisiekewski   

Adjunct Faculty      

bkisielewski@ccc.edu       

712G-Harold Washington      

312-553-5908      

Leslie Layman      

Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty      

llayman1@ccc.edu      

2170 B      

773-907-4059      

Sabrina Mendez      

Full Time Faculty      

smendez66@ccc.edu       

2170 A      

773-907-4891       

Karen Ross-Williams      

Adjunct Faculty      

kross54@ccc.edu       

2840      

773-907-4654      

Jessica Ruiz      

Adjunct Faculty      

jruiz355@ccc.edu       

2810      

773-907-4640      

Education Faculty      





Qazi Biabani   

Adjunct Faculty      

qbiabani@ccc.edu      

2842      

773-907-4655      

Jess ​Mahoney     

Adjunct Faculty      

jmahoney6@ccc.edu       

2842      

773-907-4655      

HDFS Faculty      





Sabrina Mendez      

Full Time Faculty      

smendez66@ccc.edu      

2170 A      

773-907-4891      

Related Services

Education Spaces:
              

Room 2170 - Department Office                                                                                     

Room 2141 - Professional Development​ Space                                                                                  

Room 2176 - Methods Lab                                                                                     

Room 2184 - Environments Lab                                                                                     

Room 2812 - Computer Lab                                                                                     

Room 2983 - Tinkering  Lab  
      

Learn more and see our spaces.   ​​​​                                                                       


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Contact Information

Phone: 
773-907-4059
Fax: 
(773) 907-4064
1145 W. Wilson Ave
Department Office Room 2170
Chicago, IL 60640
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Hours

Publications

Complete the Chicago Early Learning Workforce Scholarship interest form for updates about scholarship opportunitites for ECE student: chicagoearlylearning.org/scholarship​ ​


The Education & HDFS Department is an Illinois Gateways to Opportunity (INCCRRA) and Illinois State Board of Education Authorized provider of professional development credits.     

Interested in more information or planning a workshop for a group? Fill out this brief survey.

Upcoming  Trainings:                                                             
Tinkering Activities for Toddlers   

Beginner level workshop for ECE Professionals looking to increase their knowledge of hands on learning and tinkering as a method of instruction and developmentally appropriate practice as it relates working with children 3 and under. Participants will have the opportunity to practice hands on learning activities in the lab.   

​New Date: Thursday, July 19th
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm                               
Clock Hours: 3 INCCRRA or ISBE         
Fee: $25
   

Outdoor Creative Activities for Young Children   

Beginner level workshop for ECE Professionals on the use of outdoor play spaces to build meaningful experiences and creative play that nurture imaginations and healthy child development. Participants will have the opportunity to practice hands on learning activities outdoors.   

​Date: Tuesday, July 24th
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm                               
Clock Hours: 3 INCCRRA or ISBE        
Fee: $25
   
Click to Register    ​                           

Registration questions contact             Laura Smith:                                             lsmith3@ccc.edu, 773​-907-4440                      

The Education and HDFS Department is accredited by the National Associate for the Edcuation of Young Children. Attached: NAEYC Program Data 2017NAEYC Data 2017.pdfNAEYC Data 2017.pdf                                 
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