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 Child Development Program

Dr. Ivy Cobbins
Program Coordinator
 

OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE MISSION             

The mission of Olive-Harvey College is to develop a diverse community of cultural and civic leaders and to advance progressive global citizenship through academic excellence, work-based learning, and comprehensive support services.           

CHILD DEVELOPMENT MISSION                          

To develop dedicated, knowledgeable, self-reflective and culturally sensitive Early Childhood professionals who have the skills and motivated to serve children and families of our communities.           

PROGRAM OVERVIEW                      

The Olive-Harvey College Child Development Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children* (NAEYC) and Gatewaysto Opportunity** affiliated. The Child Development program is a two-year Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree that focuses on the study of children from birth through age eight, by focusing on their physical, intellectual and emotional development.​ 



​PROGRAM GOALS                     

The goal of the Child Development Program is to prepare students to work in a variety of child care settings, including preschools.    

PROGRAM OUTCOME DATA (historical)   

Program Completers    

Academic Year​  

Number of program completers 

% of program completers who were attending full-time (at the time of completion) 

% of program completers who were attending part-time
(at the time of completion)
 

2016-2017 

20 

40% 

60% 

2017-2018 

22 

45.5% 

54.5% 

2018-2019 

18 

27.8% 

72.2% 


 Program Completion Rate (2 years)  

 
 

Academic year in which a Fall cohort of full-time candidates enrolled in the program (select three sequential years) 

Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 150% of the published timeframe 

Percentage of those candidates who completed the program within 200% of the published ​timeframe  

Fall 2014 

15% 

18% 

Fall 2015 

16% 

26% 

Fall 2016 

20% 


 

   
 

Fall-to-Fall Retention Rate   

Academic Year  

% of Part-Time Candidates   Enrolled in the Program (% of Total Enrollment) 

Retention Rate among Part-Time Candidates  

% of Full-Time Candidates Enrolled in the Program (% of Total Enrollment) 

Retention Rate among Full-Time Candidates  

Fall 2016 

57.9% (n=11) 

72.7% (n=8) 

42.1% (n=8) 

50% (=4) 

Fall 2017 

42.9% (n=6) 

50.0% (n=3) 

57.1% (n=8) 

75.0% (n=6) 

Fall 2018  

42.9% (n=6) 

83.3% (n=5) 

57.1% (n=8) 

62.5% (n=5) 

 

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Faculty & Staff

​​Dr. Ivy Cobbins - Program Coordinator | 773-291-6724 | icobbins@ccc.edu
Professor Mario Wright - Faculty | 773-291-6372 | mwright13@ccc.edu                                 
Professor Andria Russaw - Adjunct Faculty | 773-291-6434 | arussaw@ccc.edu        

Related Services

*NAEYC'S mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources.                       

**Gateways to Opportunity Credentials are symbols of professional achievement that validate knowledge and skills, experience, and contributions in early care and education, infants and toddlers, and/or administration.​​​​​​​​​​​               

All of the degrees and certificates in the Child Development Program are aligned with the Illinois Credential System through Gateways to Opportunity.  These credentials are recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Department of Children and Family Services.  Licensed child care centers and homes seek professionals who have earned credentials through the Gateways System.  For more information about the credentials, visit: http://www.ilgateways.com/credentials ​​​​ ​​​​​ ​​   

Contact Information

Phone: 
773-291-6724
Fax: 
 
10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.
 
Chicago , IL 60628
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Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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