This fall, Spoon River College will begin offering courses in the early childhood development program that will provide an academic background plus practical experience to students interested in careers in education, including infant, preschool and school-age child care in early childhood centers, family child care homes, parent education, and early childhood program supervision.
The program is designed as a one-year curriculum that will provide students with the skills necessary to understand how to provide developmentally appropriate interactions and learning experiences for young children. Successful completion of the program leads to certification.
The courses will be delivered online and as hybrids, which are a combination of both online and face-to-face courses.
Prerequisites for acceptance into the program include a physical within six months of beginning the program, a state background check, and a finger print check.
The fall semester begins on Monday, August 20, and there is still time to register. For more information, contact 309-647-4645.