Child Care Worker
Major Code: 572B

Certificate of Achievement

The Child Care Worker certificate prepares students to work as teachers, teacher's aides, or other assistants in a variety of early childhood education settings. The course work aligns with the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family services licensing standards for child care staff, and students with the certificate and the requisite number of contact hours with children may be qualified, subject to the requirements of individual programs, for positions as early childhood education teachers in licensed facilities.

Course Requirements32

  • ECE101 Intro. to Early Childhood Education3
  • ECE106 Guiding Young Children3
  • ECE115 Child Growth/Development3
  • ECE120 Health, Safety and Nutrition3
  • ECE125 Child, Family and Community3
  • ECE130 Observation and Assessment2
  • ECE140 Inclusion in Early Childhood: Birth Through Age Eight3
  • ECE198 Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs3
  • ECE210 Language Arts for the Young Child3
  • ECE215 Creative Activities for the Young Child3
  • ECE220 Math and Science for the Young Child3

Program Total32


Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.