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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.


Course ID

Course Title

Credit Hours

BGS 2985 Adults in transition 2
BGS 4001 Self-Directed Leadership 3
FCS 1121 Food Service Sanitation 1
FCS 3300 Consumer Education 3
FCS 3800 Family Life and Sex Education 3
FCS 3810 Child Care Issues 1
FCS 3812 Nutrition Topics for Child Care Professionals 1
FCS 4240 Child Advocacy 1
FCS 4242 Computer Use for Child Care Administration 2
FCS 4244 Working with Families of Children Identified as Exceptional 3
FCS 4246 Curriculum for Homes and Centers 3
FCS 4250 Designing and Managing Learning Environments in Early Childhood Programs 2
FCS 4256 Working with School-Age Care Programs 3
FCS 4262 Discipline and Guideance of Young Children 2
FCS 4264 Child Care Programs: Development and Grant Writing 3
FCS 4275 Internship in FCS 3/6
FCS 4680 Family Systems and their Impact on Child Care 3
FCS 4685 Developing Cultural Awareness in Young Children 3
FCS 4686 Activity Planning to Facilitate Brain Development and Concept Formation in Infants and Young Children 3
FCS 4845 The Family in Crisis 3
FCS 4854 Parent-Child Study and Community Involvement 3
FCS 4859 Administration of Child Care Program 3
FCS 4860 Addictions and the Family 3
SENIOR SEMINAR Senior Seminar Requirement for Graduation 3



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