Kendall College: Early Childhood Education

Kendall College, located in Chicago, IL, is a for-profit college with programs in business, culinary arts a hospitality, and education. Originally founded in 1937 as Evanston Collegiate Institute, Kendall College was renamed in honor of Curtis P. Kendall, head of the firm that employed many early graduates, Washington National Insurance Company of Evanston. In 2008 Kendall College became a subsidiary of Laureate Education, a for-profit education corporation.

Kendall College offers an accredited Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education in an Illinois certification track, and a non-certification track. This 180-credit hour program prepares students to work with children from birth to 3rd grade, and offers concentrations in Childhood Nutrition, English as a Second Language (ESL), Special Education or Infants and Toddlers. Kendall College’s Early Childhood Education program emphasizes leadership skills and relationship development, teaching students to form appropriate, inclusive relationships with students and their families.

Applicants will need:

• Application for Admission
• Interview & Campus Tour
• High School Documentation
• Official college transcripts, if applicable
• Personal Statement
• $50 Application Fee
• Official ACT or SAT Score Report

Tuition for the Early Childhood Education program is $222 per credit hour, for a total of approximately $40,000, including fees. Students may apply for federal student loans and grants, and undergraduates may qualify for federal Pell grants. Kendall College also offers a number of grants and scholarships to beginning students, including the Charitable Trust Award and Kendall Institutional Awards.

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