Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy Concentration

Develop a strong foundation of management, policy, and advocacy skills to position yourself as an effective and visionary early childhood leader.

Our Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy program will prepare you to navigate through every aspect of the early childhood system and use your voice to advocate for policies that are in the best interest of young children and their families.

This concentration prepares you to seek the Illinois Early Childhood Director Credential (Level III) through the Gateways to Opportunity program. To earn the credential, you will need to complete the Illinois Director Credential application and provide documentation of managerial experience and professional contributions.