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BA in General Studies:
Option in Child Care Education

  At the conclusion of their course of study, graduates are prepared to qualify for the Early Childhood Professional Level IV, as identified by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Illinois Director Credential, as identified by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. The Option in Child Care Education meets the qualifications of the Illinois Director's Credential as an entitled program.

Adults in Transition 3
Working with School-Age 3
Grant Writing and Development in Human Services 3
Family Systems 3
Personal and Family Finance 3
Child Care Issues 1
Child Advocacy 1
Curriculum for Homes and Centers 3
Administration of Child and Family Service Programs 3
Developing Cultural Awareness 3
Discipline and Guidance 2
Nutrition and the Young Child 3
Working with Exceptional Children 3
Family Stress and Resilience 3
Computer Use for Child Care Administration 3
Designing and Managing Learning Environments 3
Family Life and Sex Education 3
Activity Planning to Facilitate
Brain Development and Concept Formation
Senior Seminar 3
Critical Thinking 3
Self-Directed Leadership 3
Internship 3-6

* Must meet writing competency requirement and maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

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