Navigate Up
Sign In
district,https://zapier.com/engine/rss/1124838/EverbridgeNotification2/;washington,http://rss.blackboardconnect.com/167340/cccalerthw/feed.xml;truman,http://rss.blackboardconnect.com/167340/cccalerttr/feed.xml;daley,http://rss.blackboardconnect.com/167340/cccalertda/feed.xml;olive-harvey,http://rss.blackboardconnect.com/167340/cccalertoh/feed.xml;kennedy,http://rss.blackboardconnect.com/167340/cccalertkk/feed.xml;wright,http://rss.blackboardconnect.com/167340/cccalertwr/feed.xml;malcolm-x,http://rss.blackboardconnect.com/167340/cccalertmx/feed.xml

Education Child Development: Pre-School Education/Infant Toddler

Advanced Certificate (AC)

This program will not be accepting new students at Truman until it has been approved for Financial Aid. Please refer to the program located at Harold Washington.

The Advanced Certificate program in Pre-School Education Infant/Toddler prepares students to work in center- or home-based programs providing day care for infants and toddlers. The study of child development theory and skills also prepares students to work as “nannies” or live-in infant and child care providers.    
 

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

286

Funding Options

Offered At

 

Courses

+-

Prerequisites

  CH

Program General Requirements

  CH

Program Core Requirements

29 CH
Child Development
CHLD DV 101-1
Human Growth & Development I 4
This course provides a foundation in theory and principles of human development, from conception to early adolescence, including an in-depth study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development, including children's play. Five hours observing young children, ranging in age from birth to age eight, are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 107
Health Safety And Nutrition 3
This introductory course explores practices that promote good nutrition, dental, physical and mental health, as well as the safety of infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged children in group settings. The course has a dual emphasis on the health, safety, and nutrition of young children and adult students. Health, lifestyle, preventative health, community resources, and emergency response procedures are examined. This course introduces cultural beliefs that influence health, safety, and nutrition. It explores ethical and legal responsibilities of adults in protecting the emotional and physical well-being of young children. Five observation hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 109
Language & Literacy Development in Early Childhood 3
This course explores the developmental process of language and literacy development from birth to age eight. In addition, the course explores the relationship between language, literacy, and all other domains of development. Planning for a variety of developmentally appropriate activities that support language and literacy development are explored, as well as an examination of the role the environment plays and how to design a language and literacy-rich environment for young children. Bilingualism, multiculturalism, and the role of culture in language and literacy development and early childhood education are explored. Eight hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required for this course. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CHLD DV 101 or 101-1 and CHLD DV 120 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 120
Intro To Early Childhood Education Group Care 3
This introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the historic roots and philosophical foundations of early childhood care and education. The course includes an exploration of different types of early childhood programs, the role of the early childhood professional, and an examination of the student's personal qualities in relationship to expectations of the field. The course will include an examination of the role of culture in child development and anti-biased practices in early childhood education. Finally, the course defines the profession and explores the profession's Code of Ethical Conduct. 5 hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required for the course. Writing assignments and oral presentations, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 142
Methods & Materials for Infant Toddler Care 3
Acquaints current and prospective caregivers with the ways infant and toddlers play and learn at specific developmental levels. Through use of observations students will plan to meet needs of individual children in a group setting. Emphasis will be on creating a context for responsive and respectful care giving in a group setting. Writing assignments and observations, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Child Development 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King
CHLD DV 201
Observation, Assessment, & Documentation to Support Young Children & Families 3
This course provides an examination of developmentally appropriate techniques for observing, documenting, and assessing the development of young children in order to inform curriculum planning and promote positive guidance strategies. The course emphasizes a strengths-based approach to assessment that includes building partnerships with families and professional colleagues. Self-reflection is a major component of the course as well as the examination of bias in the observation and assessment of young children from diverse backgrounds. 15 hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required for the course. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CHLD DV 101, 107,120, and 149 OR Consent of Department Chairperson. Grade of C or better or Concurrent enrollment in CHLD DV 109, 143 OR CHLD DV 262 is recommended.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 248
Principles & Practice of Infant & Toddler Care 4
Acquaints prospective teachers and care-givers of infants and toddlers with theory and practice of care and education of very young children in group setting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Child Development 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King
CHLD DV 259-1
Practicum In Pre-School 6
In this capstone course, students spend a minimum of 250 student teaching hours in an early childhood program under the direct mentorship of an on-site supervisor, field supervision by the course instructor, and weekly 2-hour seminar discussions with classmates. Students are expected to apply what they have learned in all previous CD courses including: engaging in positive interactions with young children, planning developmentally appropriate activities, and using appropriate assessment techniques. Students will uphold professional and ethical guidelines. Students will design and revise a Child Development Portfolio compiled of artifacts from their previous coursework and other professional experiences. An emphasis is placed on the NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation. 250 student teaching hours with on-site supervision in an early childhood education setting are required for this course. Writing assignments and oral presentations, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CHLD DV 101,107,109,120,143,149,201,.258 AND 262. To register for this course, all students must have Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

3 CH
Select one Child Development course from the following:
Child Development
CHLD DV 230
Intr To Early Intervention 3
Introduction to the field of early intervention and the role of the Early Intervention Associate. Includes units covering the background and current status of the field, an overview of the characteristics of normal versus at-risk and special needs population of infants and toddlers, and theoretical models and strategies of early intervention, including Individualized Family Service (IFS) planning and team building. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, area a part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman
CHLD DV 262-1
Child, Family & Community Relations 3
This course explores the importance of building positive relationships between young children, their families, the community, and the early childhood setting. It examines issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and anti-bias approaches in working with young children, their families, and the community as well as current policies, and practices that influence families. This course promotes self-reflection, cross cultural communication, and sensitivity to cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity. 5 hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required for the course. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CHLD DV 101 AND CHLD DV 120, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley

Area of Focus

  CH

Focus Electives

  CH

 

  CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways

Education Education

See Also

Related Programs In:

Publications

Related Services

Learn More

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Harold Washington   

Accreditation Disclaimer