Child Development –Director/Administrator Option, AAS

CDEV.AAS.C09

Program Overview

The director/administrator option in the Child Development associate degree program is designed to provide individuals with skills in caring for children and business management necessary to assume the role of child care teacher, director, administrator, or program manager with a wide variety of options for specialization. Students must be at least 19 years of age upon completion of the program to be qualified as a child care worker and 21 years of age to be a child care center director, according to Department of Children and Family Services regulations. (See other program requirements on this page.) This degree typically is not designed for transfer

Child Development Program Requirements

Basic laboratory experience is required in many child development courses within the program. Specific tasks performed in the lab setting will vary according to skills, interests, and course requirements. Prior to initiating lab assignments and projects, Child Development students must meet the requirements for staff in child care facilities as outlined by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Care Facility Regulations: (1) must have a high school diploma or its equivalent; (2) must be able to pass a DCFS criminal background check; (3) must have a completed health form; and (4) must have a signed mandated reporter form on file. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure all program requirements are current and on file with the program coordinator.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

CDEV 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2523Intro to Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

CDEV 2363Administration in Child Care Settings

3 Credits

CDEV 2403Clinical Experience

3 Credits

CDEV 2533Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

CDEV 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

BSNS 1553Introduction to Business

3 Credits

BSNS 2143Human Relations in Business

3 Credits

BSNS 1603Business Communication

3 Credits

BSNS 2113Small Business Management

3 Credits

BSNS 2213Human Resource Management

3 Credits

 

ACCT 1413General Accounting

3 Credits

or

ACCT 1514Financial Accounting

4 Credits

Choose one

CDEV 2013History & Philosophy of Early Child Ed

3 Credits

CDEV 2103School Aged Programming

3 Credits

CDEV 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

CDEV 2153Infant/Toddler Care

3 Credits

CDEV 2163Discipline/Classroom Management

3 Credits

CDEV 2223Art/Music Activities

3 Credits

CDEV 2233Language Acquisition & Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2243Science/Math Activities

3 Credits

CDEV 2253Motor Development/Physical Activities

3 Credits

CDEV 2263Heads Up Reading

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:45-46

General education

COMP 1521Computer Literacy

1 Credit

or

COSC 1152Introduction to Windows

2 Credits

 

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Psychology Course

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Choose two

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Elective


Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one humanities, social and behavioral science, science, or mathematics course from the General education courses for Applied Science Degrees.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Suggested course sequence

Fall semester

CDEV 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

CDEV 2533Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3 Credits

 

COMP 1521Computer Literacy

1 Credit

or

COSC 1152Introduction to Windows

2 Credits

 

ACCT 1413General Accounting

3 Credits

or

ACCT 1514Financial Accounting

4 Credits

 

BSNS 2113Small Business Management

3 Credits

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

Spring semester

BSNS 2143Human Relations in Business

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

CDEV 2523Intro to Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Elective

3 Credits

Fall semester

CDEV 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

CDEV 2363Administration in Child Care Settings

3 Credits

CDEV 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Spring semester

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

BSNS 1603Business Communication

3 Credits

BSNS 1553Introduction to Business

3 Credits

BSNS 2213Human Resource Management

3 Credits

Child Development Elective

3 Credits

Psychology Course

3 Credits

Summer term

CDEV 2403Clinical Experience

3 Credits

Program Cost

Minimum credit hours required for completion: 64
Tuition and fees - $147.00 per credit hour $147.00
$9,408.00
Course Fees:
BSNS 1603 Business Communications 10.00
CDEV 2533 Early Childhood Curriculum Development 15.00
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing 5.00
  ENGL 1613 English I   5.00  
EDUC 1833 Students with Disabilities 30.00
65.00
65.00
Books:
ACCT 1413 General Accounting or ACCT 1514 232.05
BSNS 1553 Introduction to Business 154.40
BSNS 1603 Business Communications 191.40
BSNS 2113 Small Business Management 227.80
BSNS 2143 Human Relations in Business 160.00
BSNS 2213 Human Resources Management 200.00
CDEV 1513 Child Growth & Development 408.35
CDEV 2363 Administration in Child Care Settings 183.65
CDEV 2403 Clinical Experience
34.95
CDEV 2523 Intro to Early Childhood Education 184.60
CDEV 2533 Early Childhood Curriculum Development 273.00
CDEV 2543 Child Study and Observation 110.00
CDEV 2633 Health, Nutrition & Safety 215.65
COMP 1521 Computer Literacy 153.00
EDUC 1833 Students with Disabilities 214.00
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing 84.95
ENGL 1613 English I 81.35
PSYC 1813 Introduction to Psychology 119.20
SPCH 1553 Introductory Speech 160.80
3,389.15
3,389.15
TOTAL $12,862.15
This program requires six hours of electives. The total price does not include all costs associated with the electives. All prices are subject to change. Please visit Hammes Bookstore for the most up-to-date textbook prices.