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Early Childhood Education

Basic Early Childhood Education Certificate
19 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0068

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

ECE 102 Child Growth and Development


ECE 104 Introduction to Early Childhood Education


ECE 106 Guidance of the Young Child


ECE 107 Observation and Assessment of the Young Child


ECE 108 Nutrition, Health and Safety for the Young Child


ECE 125 Play and Creative Expression for the Young Child


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:


Completion of this certificate can lead to obtaining the Illinois Early Care and Education Credential Level II. Contact the Early Childhood Education chair for details.

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November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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