Early Childhood Education

Career Paths - Learn More, Earn More

Director Stackable

Assistant
Teacher
Certificate*

Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree
Specialization: Director****

Teacher Stackable
 

Certificate

Infant/
Toddler
Teacher*
Certificate

Certificate

Teacher**
Certificate

Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree
Specialization: Teacher***

 

Certificate

Family
Childcare
I
Certificate

Certificate

Family
Childcare
II
Certificate

Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree
Specialization: Family Childcare***

Certificate

Before / After School
Certificate

Job Outlook and Wage Information

*Qualify to apply for IL ECE Credential-Level 2

**Qualify to apply for IL ECE Credential-Level 3

***Qualify to apply for IL ECE Credential-Level 4

****With verification of First Aid/CPR certification and
1200 hours of management experience
Qualify to apply for IL Director Credential-Level 1

IL Gateway Application
http://www.ilgateways.com/en/credentials

Additional Resources

For more information about this career program contact, Business and Social Science Division, 847-925-6311.
For a Personalized Degree/Certificate Progress Report visit the MyHarper Student Portal.
View more information about Early College Credit Opportunities.
For counseling about which path is right for you:
New students, contact the Center for New Students at 847.925.6208
Current students, contact Academic Advising at 847.925.6393