Early Childhood Education Level Four Transfer Pathway


Apply child development theory to practice.

Observe, record, and assess child growth and development.

Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Integrate health, safety, and nutrition practices according to local, state, and national standards.

Provide a respectful, diverse, and inclusive program.

Use interpersonal skills to develop respectful relationships with children and adults.

Demonstrate professional and ethical standards.

Advocate for children, families, and the profession.

Program Overview

This program is for students who want to both transfer early childhood courses to a four year university and attain Level 4 Credentials to meet ExceleRate/employer requirements.

Additional Program Information

Gateways credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Child Care and Development and are not granted through the Illinois Community College Board.

Program Requirements

This certification also requires completion of all transfer courses/general education courses for the Associate in Arts degree.

ECED 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

ECED 2633Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 Credits

ECED 2513Child, Family & Community Relations

3 Credits

ECED 2523Intro to Early Childhood Education

3 Credits

ECED 2533Early Childhood Curriculum Development

3 Credits

ECED 2543Child Study & Observation

3 Credits

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

MATH 1613Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Early Childhood Education Electives

6 Credits

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