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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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Tony Churchill wasn’t sure what he wanted out of life. Then he enrolled at Oakton Community College—and discovered his passion.



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