Valees
Valley Education for Employment System

Early Childhood

This Career Pathway Plan of Study can serve as a guide, along with other career planning materials, as students pursue a career path.  Courses listed within this plan are only recommended coursework and should be individualized to meet each student’s educational and career goals.  Local high school and state graduation requirements must be met.  Career and continuing education requirements should also be considered. Consult with your Guidance Counselor for a complete Program of Study review.

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Arts
MathematicsScienceSocial 
Studies
Other Courses Required 
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Related CTE Courses
Recommended
Career Planning
Skill Development
Articulated Credit
Occupations Relating 
to this Pathway
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Career Cruising

Illinois Career Resource Network


KeyTrain Online 
Skill Development

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Articulated Credit VALEES

SkillsUSA

Illinois Early Learning Project

Early Childhood Education Illinois State Board of Education

Illinois ASCD

Occupations Requiring Less Than a Baccalaureate Degree

  • Childcare Assistant/Worker
  • Early Childhood Aide
  • Nanny
  • Teacher Assistant

Occupations Requiring Baccalaureate Degree

  • Assistant Director, Childcare Facilities
  • Director, Childcare Facilities
  • Educator for Parents
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Elementary School Counselor
10EnglishMathScienceSocial StudiesDriver
Education

Health
 
11EnglishMath   Early 
Childhood I

IVVC Early Childhood
12English   Consumer
Education
Early 
Childhood II

FVCC Early Childhood
 

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Waubonsee Community College Early Childhood Education Program

Kishwaukee College Early Childhood Education Program

Joliet Junior College Child Development
FAFSA

Aurora Community Foundation Scholarships

Waubonsee Community College Scholarships

Philanthropic Educational Organization



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Eastern Illinois University Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education

Illinois State University Early Childhood Teacher Education


Northern Illinois University Early Childhood Studies

Southern Illinois University Early Childhood Education

University of Illinois School at Champaign Early Childhood Education

Western Illinois University Early Childhood Education