Thirty-one students in Julie Lear’s Niles North Family and Consumer Sciences courses have earned the following ECE Level 1 Credentials and Dual Credit from Oakton Community College.
Gateways Credentials are symbols of professional achievement that show knowledge, skills and experience in caring and educating for children. Credentials are awarded and recognized by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Bureau of Child Care and Development. Some Circles of Quality in ExceleRate Illinois require Gateways Credentials and employers can use Credentials to help them in their hiring decisions. High School students who achieve this credential have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois Gateways Scholarship Opportunity upon graduation. The following students earned their Early Childhood Level 1 Gateways credential: Kimberly Belizaire, Marhawit Beraki, Jenna Chiet, Joshua Declaro, Abigail Faanunu, Amelia Grosse, Evanthia Katsis, Neda Mateen, Daniella Odisho, Noa Orgad, Mehek Rogaria, Sundus Wahdan, Gianna Agrelo, Isabella Bryant, Orli Elovic, Teresa Gomez, Miriam Lopez, Madison Precht, Sydney Ratliff, Maheen Sadruddin, Madelyn Silverstein, Annie Sok, Christina Tagay.
The following Niles North Early Childhood Education Level 2 Students have successful completed the course and will receive 3 college credits for Child Growth and Development ECE 102 at Oakton Community College. The Dual Credit earners are: Areeba Amin, Laiba Anis, Samantha Figueroa, Madison Irons, Julia Kaufman, Maxwell Davito, Mary Sarkissian, Mary Helen Youseph.