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Child Development

Some people have a great talent for working with children. If you are one of these naturally gifted caregivers and teachers of the young, L&C offers a way to put your talent into action helping a whole generation of children grow in stature from early childhood through school age.

L&C offers an Associate in Applied Science degree and a Certificate of Proficiency in Child Development.

All our instructors have master’s degrees and are experienced in teaching young children. Our full curriculum includes child safety and welfare, cognitive and social growth, physical skills for strong and healthy children, plus training in the whole range of administrative responsibilities, and an on-site internship.

L&C prepares you for a variety of levels of employment: as a teacher and assistant in childcare programs, nursery schools or preschools, Head Start programs and school age programs, and as an aide or paraeducator in the public schools.

The AAS degree specifically prepares you to serve as director of a child development program while meeting the educational requirement of the No Child Left Behind law.

L&C can assist you in reaching whatever career levels you are seeking in child development. They all count.

Offerings

Child Development | AAS degree
Child Development | Certificate of Proficiency

Early Childhood Level 1 | Certificate of Completion
Early Childhood Level 2 | Certificate of Completion
Early Childhood Level 3 | Certificate of Proficiency
Illinois Director | Certificate of Completion
Infant Toddler Level 2 | Certificate of Completion

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Child Development AAS

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Information about courses required to complete this degree will be available soon. Contact Office of Admissions & Records for further details.