Program Code: SS052
The Child Development Professional certificate will provide the individual with basic knowledge regarding health, safety and teaching practices to meet the needs of young children. This certificate prepares the candidate for the Illinois Gateways ECE Credential Level II, and entry level positions in the early childhood field.
Admission Requirements: The student should be aware that the State of Illinois DCFS requires a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, to work or volunteer in a childcare setting.
Health Physical: Illinois DCFS requires a medical release and TB clearance prior to employment or volunteering in a child care setting.
Students should consider that some of the courses within the CDEV Professional CCO may or may not transfer to other colleges and universities, and may not be approved as courses within the JJC AA/AS degree. Please see a counselor or advisor for more information.