Early Childhood Education Level 2
Major Code: 573C

Certificate of Achievement

This certificate provides students the essential knowledge, skills and experience necessary to provide quality programming for children birth through age 8. To obtain the Early Childhood Education Level 2 Credential, students must apply via Gateways. Gateways credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Child Care and Development and are symbols of professional achievement.

Course Requirements17

  • ECE101 Intro. to Early Childhood Education3
  • ECE106 Guiding Young Children3
  • ECE115 Child Growth and Development3
  • ECE120 Health, Safety and Nutrition3
  • ECE130 Observation and Assessment2
  • ECE198 Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs3

Program Total17


Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.

To obtain the Gateways credential, students must have a high school diploma or GED and apply via Gateways.