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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

 
Gateways to Opportunity Credentials 

 
City Colleges of Chicago's certificate and degree programs in Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Studies, Infant Toddler Education, and Director Preperation are entitled for credentials through the Illinois Gateway to Opportunity Professional Development System. For more information see Illinois Gateways to Opportunity​'s website. For information about Gateways Credentials at City Colleges of Chicago Contact Leslie Layman llayman1@ccc.edu.
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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Fall  2018 Faculty/Staff Contact Information        

Name        

Position        

Email        

Office number  ​      

Phone        

Department Full Time Faculty & Staff        





     

Angela Cotromanes      

Department Chair, Full Time Faculty        

acotromanes@ccc.edu        

2170 D        

773-907-4851        

Sabrina Mendez        

Full Time Faculty        

smendez66@ccc.edu        

2170 A        

773-907-4891        

Jessica Ruiz        

Full Time Faculty        

jruiz355@ccc.edu         

2170 E        

773-907-4321      

Parvin Nozad      

Clerical Assistant        

pnozad@ccc.edu        

3518        

773-907-4063        

Maggie Stamell      

Intern        

mstamell@ccc.edu        


2850        

773-907-        

Child Development Faculty        





Laura Abbruzzese      

Adjunct Faculty        

labbruzzese@ccc.edu        

2834        

773-907-4652        

Tamar Campbell        

Adjunct Faculty        

tcampbell49@ccc.edu        

2834        

773-907-4652        

Erika Gustafson        

Adjunct Faculty        

egustafson3@ccc.edu        

2170 B        

773-907-4094        

Bonnie Kisiekewski      

Adjunct Faculty        

bkisielewski@ccc.edu         

712G-Harold Washington        

312-553-5908        

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        

Full Time Faculty        

jruiz355@ccc.edu         

2170 E        

773-907-4051        

Madison Hike        

Adjunct Faculty         

Mhike@ccc.edu        

2810        

773-907-4640        

Kimberlee Burt      

Adjunct Faculty         

kburt2@ccc.edu        

2840        

773-907-4654        

Shawntay King      

Adjunct Faculty         

sking4@ccc.edu         

2842        

773-907-4655        

Heather Duncan         

Adjunct Faculty        

hduncan@ccc.edu        

2810        

773-907-4640        

Jennifer Asimow      

Adjunct Faculty         

jasimow@ccc.edu        

2170 B        

773-907-4094        

Education Faculty        





Qazi Biabani      

Adjunct Faculty        

qbiabani@ccc.edu        

2842        

773-907-4655        

Jess Mahoney        

Adjunct Faculty        

jmahoney6@ccc.edu         

   1220B        

      773-907-4458        

Jessica Ruiz        

Full Time Faculty        

jruiz355@ccc.edu         

2170 E        

773-907-4051        

HDFS Faculty        





Sabrina Mendez        

Full Time Faculty        

smendez66@ccc.edu        

2170 A        

773-907-4891        

DFSS Team        





Sheila Benson        

Director of Human Services/CDA        

sbenson4@ccc.edu        

2818        

773-907-4647        

       

Latoya Harrison        

CDA Field ADV-Trainer        

lharrison28@ccc.edu         

2824        

773-907-4648        

Jolene Martin        

CDA Field ADV-Trainer        

jmartin300@ccc.edu         

2816        

773-907-4641        

  
  

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 students: chicagoearlylearning.org/scholarship​ ​

    
Professional Development    

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

    
Upcoming Workshop:    

    

    
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Register: http://bit.ly/2MMiBRU  

    
Contact: llayman1@ccc.edu for more information      

    
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NAEYC Program Data 2018    
The Education and HDFS Department is accredited by the National Association for the Edcuation of Young Children. Attached: NAEYC Program Data 2018     NAEYC Published Data-2018.pdfNAEYC Published Data-2018.pdf                             
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