What will I learn?

The Child Development Program prepares the student for work in preschool facilities. The program fulfills the requirements of the Department of Children and Family Services for child-care workers and directors.

Required Program Courses (45 hours) Cr. Hrs.

CHD 105 Child Growth and Development or PSY 207 Introduction to Child Psychology . . . . . . 3

CHD 115 Socialization and Guidance of the Young Child . . .. . . . 2

CHD 122* Introduction to Early Childhood Education . . . . . .. . . . . . 4

CHD 124* Program Planning for the Young Child . . . . . . . 3

CHD 125* Observation and Analysis of Behavior . . . . . . . . 3

CHD 134* Caring for Infants and Toddlers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

CHD 201 Health, Safety, and Nutrition of the Young Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

CHD 216 Music and the Arts for the Young Child . . . . . . . 2

CHD 217 Language and Literature for the Young Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

CHD 218 Math and Science for the Young Child . . . . . . . . 2

CHD 222* Assisting in the Child-Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . 4

CHD 223 Child, Family, and Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

CHD 242* The Exceptional Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

CHD 250* Field Experience in the Child-Care Setting . . . . 5

Required General Education Core Courses

(15–18 hours)

ENG 101 Composition I . . . . .. . . . . . . . 3

ENG 102 Composition II . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Humanities/Fine Arts elective . . . . . . . 3–4

Mathematics elective . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4

Physical/Life Sciences elective . . . . . . . . 3–4

Total Semester Credit Hours 60–63

Which department am I in?

Department of Social Sciences and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (60 - 63 Semester credit hours)

Tuition fees
$15,930.00 (11,85,268) per year
USD $531 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

Department of Social Sciences and Human Services

2400 West Bradley Avenue,

CHAMPAIGN,

Illinois,

61821, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission is open to anyone who is a graduate of an accredited high school or is at least 18 years of age and able to benefit from college-level instruction.

For international students

Admission is open to anyone who is a graduate of an accredited high school or is at least 18 years of age and able to benefit from college-level instruction

English Language Proficiency:

An IELTS band score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 61ibt/500pbt allows the student to take only the English Writing Assessment for course placement.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Parkland College

Students are exposed to modern teaching concepts, whilst small class sizes provide a personalized feel to all courses offered.

  • Community/transfer college with hands-on learning
  • Use of modern teaching concepts from high-quality faculty
  • Excellent learning and recreational facilities on campus
  • Flexible study abroad opportunities for students

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