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Education & Human Development and Family Studies

Angela Cotromanes, M.A. E.C.E.
Department Chair
 

The mission of the Harry S Truman College Education & Human Development and Family Studies Department is to prepare students of diverse backgrounds and abilities with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to foster developmentally appropriate experiences for children and families.                                                                                                

Child Development                                                                                                  

The Child Development Program is accredited by and has adopted the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) associate degree standards.  These standards are the foundation of our curriculum and the core of our accountability, ensuring the program meets its objectives and students achieve their learning outcomes.  The mission of the Child Development program is to provide an affordable, accessible, and quality education that prepares students with the developmental, cultural, and educational knowledge they need to become professional child education and care providers for a diverse range of children.
                     

Careers in Child Development:                                                                                                  

  • Preschool Teacher or Teacher Assistant​​
  • Infant/Toddler Teacher or Assistant Teacher
  • Teachers Aide
  • Child Care Professional
  • Paraprofessional
  • Afterschool/Group Worker
  • Home Daycare Business Owner

Child Development: Pre-School Education                                                                                                  

Basic Certificate
Advanced Certificate
Advanced Certificate Infant/Toddler
Associate in Applied Science
Associate in Arts Early Childhood Education

Family Childcare Business

Basic Certificate                                                                                 

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Education                                                                                                  

The mission of our Education program is to provide access to a diverse rage of Education coursework that prepares students with the basic skills they will need to successfully transfer to an accredited four year institution for a Bachelor's Degree in Education and teacher certification.                                                                                                

Careers in Education:                                                                                                  

  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Teacher in a private educational setting
  • Public school teaching in the State of Illinois requires a four year Bachelor's Degree and Certification from the Illinois State Board of Education

Educa​tion: Elementary Education                                                         

Associate in Arts                                                                                                 

Education:                                                                                                   

City Colleges of Chicago offer a variety of education degrees preparing students to transfer​ to a four year college. 


              

Human Development and Family Studies                                                                                                  

The mission of our Human Development and Family Studies Program is to provide students access to quality coursework that focuses on the developmental, cultural, health, and social-emotional knowledge necessary to support children and families in the community.                                                                                                 

Careers in Human Development and Family Studies:                                                                                                  

  • Human Services Assistant
  • Home Visiting
  • Family Case Worker
  • Head Start Family Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker in a non-profit or community based organization
Human Development and Family Studies
Basic Certificate
Associate in Applied Science
Associate in Arts

     
Gateways to Opportunity Credentials     

     
City Colleges of Chicago's certificate and degree programs in Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Studies, Infant Toddler Education, and Director Preperation are entitled for credentials through the Illinois Gateway to Opportunity Professional Development System. For more information see Illinois Gateways to Opportunity​'s website. For information about Gateways Credentials at City Colleges of Chicago Contact Leslie Layman llayman1@ccc.edu.  

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NAEYC Accreditation  
 
The Associate of Applied Science-Child Development Pre-School Education Degree is accredited by the Commision on Early Childhood Education Programs of the National Associate for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L Street NW< Suite 500, Washington DC, 2005. (800) 424-24-60 ext. 8007. The accreditation term runs from September 2014 to September 2019. 

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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Fall  2019 Faculty/Staff Contact Information           

Name            

Position            

Email            

Office number  ​          

Phone            

Department Full Time Faculty & Staff            





         

Angela Cotromanes       

Department Chair, Full Time Faculty            

acotromanes@ccc.edu            

2170 D            

773-907-4851            

Sabrina Mendez            

Full Time Faculty            

smendez66@ccc.edu            

2170 A            

773-907-4891            

Jessica Ruiz            

Full Time Faculty            

jruiz355@ccc.edu             

2170 E            

773-907-4321          

Jennifer Asimow    

Full Time Faculty            

jasimow@ccc.edu          

2170 B           

773-907-4063            

Parvin Nozad  ​ Clerical Assistant ​ pnozad@ccc.edu      ​ 3518​ ​773-907-4094             ​

      

Child Development Faculty            





Laura Abbruzzese       

Adjunct Faculty            

labbruzzese@ccc.edu            

2834            

773-907-4652            

Tamar Campbell            

Adjunct Faculty            

tcampbell49@ccc.edu            

2834            

773-907-4652            

Erika Gustafson            

Adjunct Faculty            

egustafson3@ccc.edu            

2170 B            

773-907-4094            

Bonnie Kisiekewski       

Adjunct Faculty            

bkisielewski@ccc.edu             

712G-Harold Washington            

312-553-5908            

Sabrina Mendez            

Full Time Faculty            

smendez66@ccc.edu             

2170 A            

773-907-4891             

Karen Ross-Williams            

Adjunct Faculty            

kross54@ccc.edu             

2840            

773-907-4654            

Jessica Ruiz            

Full Time Faculty            

jruiz355@ccc.edu             

2170 E            

773-907-4051            

Madison Hike            

Adjunct Faculty             

Mhike@ccc.edu            

2810            

773-907-4640            

Kimberlee Burt       

Adjunct Faculty             

kburt2@ccc.edu            

2840            

773-907-4654            

Shawntay King       

Adjunct Faculty             

sking4@ccc.edu             

2842            

773-907-4655            

Heather Duncan             

Adjunct Faculty            

hduncan@ccc.edu            

2810            

773-907-4640            

   

Education Faculty            





Qazi Biabani       

Adjunct Faculty            

qbiabani@ccc.edu            

2842            

773-907-4655            

Jess Mahoney            

Adjunct Faculty            

jmahoney6@ccc.edu             

   1220B            

      773-907-4458            

Jessica Ruiz            

Full Time Faculty            

jruiz355@ccc.edu             

2170 E            

773-907-4051            

HDFS Faculty            





Sabrina Mendez            

Full Time Faculty            

smendez66@ccc.edu            

2170 A            

773-907-4891            

DFSS Team            





Sheila Benson            

Director of Human Services/CDA            

sbenson4@ccc.edu            

2818            

773-907-4647            

           

Latoya Harrison            

CDA Field ADV-Trainer            

lharrison28@ccc.edu             

2824            

773-907-4648            

Irma Ortega         

CDA Field ADV-Trainer            

iortega5@ccc.edu          

2816            

773-907-4641            

  
  

Related Services

Education Spaces:
                      

Room 2170 - Department Office                                                                                                  

Room 2141 - Professional Development​ Space                                                                                               

Room 2176 - Methods Lab                                                                                                  

Room 2184 - Environments Lab                                                                                                  

Room 2812 - Computer Lab                                                                                                  

Room 2983 - Tinkering  Lab  
              

Learn more and see our spaces.   ​​​​                                                                                    


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Contact Information

Phone: 
773-907-4059
Fax: 
(773) 907-4064
1145 W. Wilson Ave
Department Office Room 2170, Main Building
Chicago, IL 60640
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Hours

Publications

Complete the Chicago Early Learning Workforce Scholarship interest form for updates about scholarship opportunitites for students: chicagoearlylearning.org/scholarship​ ​

        
Professional Development        

        
The Education & HDFS Department is an Illinois Gateways to Opportunity (INCCRRA) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Authorized provider of professional development contact hours.         

        
Upcoming Workshop:        

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Contact: llayman1@ccc.edu for more information          

        
Interested in more information or planning a workshop for a group? Fill out this brief survey.           

        
NAEYC Program Data 2018        
The Education and HDFS Department is accredited by the National Association for the Edcuation of Young Children. Attached: NAEYC Program Data 2018     NAEYC Published Data-2018.pdfNAEYC Published Data-2018.pdf                             
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