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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 student 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

Associate in Applied Science
Associate in Arts
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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Spring 2018 Faculty 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 

Tamar Campbell 

Adjunct Faculty 

tcampbell49@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.   ​​​​                                                   


              

Contact Information

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

Hours

Publications

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

      
Upcoming Trainings:                                          

Tinkering to Increase Math Confidence

Math-confident teachers create math-confident children.  In this workshop, you will learn the value of tinkering through hands-on learning experiences in the tinkering lab to increase math confidence and learning.​  

New Date: Thursday, February 22nd 
  
Time: 6-9pm                          
Clock Hours: 3
  
Fee: $25 
   
Click to Register         

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