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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

          
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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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NAEYC Accreditation       
      
The Associate of Applied Science-Child Development Pre-School Education Degree is accredited by the Commision on Early Childhood Education Programs of the National Associate for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street NW Suite 500, Washington DC, 2005. (800) 424-24-60 ext. 8007. The accreditation term runs from September 2014 to September 2019. 

  
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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Fall  2019 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               

Jennifer Asimow     

Full Time Faculty                 

jasimow@ccc.edu               

2170 B                

773-907-4063                 

Parvin Nozad  ​ Clerical Assistant ​ pnozad@ccc.edu      ​ 3518​ ​773-907-4094             ​

           

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                 

        

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                 

Irma Ortega              

CDA Field ADV-Trainer                 

iortega5@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, Main Building
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 (ISBE) Authorized provider of professional development contact hours.              
       

             
Contact: llayman1@ccc.edu for more information               

             
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NAEYC Program Data 2019          
The Education and HDFS Department is accredited by the National Association for the Edcuation of Young Children. Attached: NAEYC Program Data 2019     NAEYC Published Data-2018.pdfNAEYC Published Data-2019.pdf                             
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