Early Childhood Education Level Three Transfer Pathway


Apply child development theory to practice.

Observe, record, and assess child growth and development.

Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Incorporate developmentally appropriate guidance strategies.

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 3 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

Major Courses

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

Early Childhood Education Electives

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:18

General Education

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

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

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