Degrees & Certificates

Early Childhood Education

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Child Care Worker

Certificate of Achievement

Director Level 1

Certificate of Achievement

Early Childhood Education Level 2

Certificate of Achievement

Early Childhood Education Level 3

Certificate of Achievement

ESL and Bilingual Credential-Level 2

Certificate of Achievement

ESL and Bilingual Credential-Level 3

Certificate of Achievement

Infant and Toddler Level 2

Certificate of Achievement

Infant and Toddler Level 3

Certificate of Achievement

Overview

The academic development of children is a rewarding profession, and the demand for well-qualified teachers in public and private schools continues to grow.

Whether you plan to continue your own education or obtain your credential and begin working right away, Waubonsee’s Early Childhood Education Program will help you make a difference in the lives of children, enabling their growth and development and preparing them to become lifelong learners.

Studying Early Childhood Education at Waubonsee

Our professors have strong, real-world experience in early childhood education and teach classes that explore a variety of approaches and techniques to help you develop your personal teaching style.

ECE programs at Waubonsee have been approved by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies to offer the following credentials as part of the “Gateways to Opportunity: Illinois Professional Development System:”

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Credential Levels 2, 3 and 4
  • Infant and Toddler Credential Levels 2, 3 and 4
  • Illinois Director Credential Level I

Career Program Outcomes

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Costs and Payments

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Meet Your Faculty

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Working in Early Childhood Education

Whether you prefer teaching or administration — Waubonsee’s Early Childhood Education curriculum prepares you for both.

Career Prospects

Interested in a career in Early Childhood Education? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

 

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Gainful Employment

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