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Child Development

Alishia Atkins

Program Coordinator
​The Child Development Program at Kennedy-King College provides an excellent starting point for a career in education. The A.A.S. degree and Advanced Certificate seekers receive knowledgeable instruction, methodology and insight in all aspects of developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children.The Child  Development Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); it is the premier accrediting and advocacy organization for early childhood education programs and teachers. ​​​​​


Child Development - Pre-School Education

Faculty & Staff

Alishia Atkins​, Ed.M. ​773-602-5334 ​Y-136
Anna Russell​, Ed.M. ​773-602-5481​ ​Y-133
Ayelet Miller​, M.A.T. ​773-602-5337​ Y-136​
​Calvin Moses, Ed.D. ​773-602-5351​ ​Y-138
​Deedra Austin, Ed.D. ​773-602-5351​ ​Y-133
John Harris, M.A.​ ​773-602-5351​ ​Y-133
Yolanda Simmons, Ed.M.​ ​773-602-5351 ​Y-133

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​Child Development Practicum 259 Requirements

Child Development 259, Practicum in Preschool Education, is the  terminal course in the Child Development Program. In order to enroll in the Practicum course, every eligible student must complete a Practicum application. In addition, students must attend a mandatory orientation after the application has been reviewed, and approved. The Practicum Supervisor will contact eligible students with all information regarding the date and location of the orientation session. Students who have completed all of the required Child Development core coursework, with a grade of “C” or better, are eligible to apply for the Child Development 259 course.

Applications will be available on November 3rd of each fall semester , for students seeking enrollment in a spring Practicum. Conversely, applications will be available on March 3rd  of every spring semester, for students seeking fall admittance in the course. Applications will be accepted during a three week time period from the date indicated above. Applications can be  retrieved from  the Human Services Department located in building Y, suite 131.   

Contact Information

740 W. 63rd Street
Building Y, Suite Y-131
Chicago, IL 60621
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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