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North ECE Students Earn Gateway Credentials

Forty-three students in Julie Lear’s Niles North Family and Consumer Sciences courses have earned the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Level 1 Credential 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. North students were fortunate to continue working toward the credential through remote learning. 

The following students stayed engaged and committed to earned their Early Childhood Level 1 Gateways credential: Sarah Akbari, MayLee Ang-Henrikson, Liliana Alaj, Maia Armstrong, Aida Ataeidizaji, Jason Cabael, Chloe Delos Reyes, Hailey Holtzman, Aneeka Jain, Amreen Jalal, Angelina Jean, Jana Judi, Anna Kougias, Malory Joseph, Amar Kulic, Kendra Le, Alyssa Melegrito, Grace Min, Jazlyn Nixon, Lizie Nguy, Ariana Palmer, Shivani Parekh, Paula Posadas, Hareem, Riaz, Mallory Richter, Nicole Sanchez, Reeba Shafiq, Alexandra Sikoral, Makayla Sutton, Hafsa Syeda, Evelyn Umana, Esmeralda Vazquez , Brianna Williams, Kaia Wolfe, Michelle Zamora.

The following Niles North Early Childhood Education Level 2 Students have successfully 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: Skylar Baker, Jake Gabriel Bartilad, Selma Besic, Amanda Hansen, Desyree Marin, Lesley Moreno, Amaiya Pennant, Nahomi Pineda-Benitez.