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Child Development Pre School Education Advanced Certificate

Education Child Development: Pre-School Education

Advanced Certificate (AC)

View the Semester Map Child Development Pre-School Education Advanced Certificate
 

 

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

32

Program/Plan Number

0282

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes
 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

9  CH

​Students should select:

A General Education course (3 CH)

A General Education Mathematics or Science course (3 CH)

Program Core Requirements

19  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, 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 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 149
Creative Activities For Young Children 3
This introductory course explores the importance of creative activities in the early childhood curriculum and the relationship of creativity to physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development. Planning for a variety of developmentally appropriate, creative experiences that allow young children to play with art, music, movement, literature, and drama is explored as well as an examination of the role of the early childhood environment on creative expression. This course emphasizes the importance of the process of creative expression and provides diverse, creative experiences for adult students so they may understand the arts as a means of communicating ideas, feelings, and cultural expression. 8 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 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 258
Principles & Practices of Pre-School Education 4
This class provides opportunities to plan developmentally appropriate play-based activities that support all developmental domains including physical, cognitive, language, and socioemotional development with an emphasis on designing appropriate early childhood environments that address the needs of all children. The course emphasizes the process of becoming a professional including the implementation of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional guidelines as well as fostering an early childhood environment that is conducive to respecting diversity. Students will write/revise their philosophy of early care and education. 30 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, 109, 120 AND 143, OR Consent of Department Chair. Grade of C or better in CHLD DV 201 OR CHLD DV 262 recommended.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or RTW, 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 Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

3  CH

Students should a Child Development course (3 CH)

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

 CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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