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Fast Facts for Child Care Workers in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington, Rockford and Springfield
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chicago, Champaign and Peoria
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Rockford and Peoria

Salaries for Child Care Workers in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Decatur and Champaign

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  • Master of Science in Education - College Administration
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
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Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*
  • Let Regent Lead The Way
  • No matter your passion, you'll find your place at Regent! Choose from more than 95 areas of study in the subject areas employers demand.
Programs
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • B.S. in Early Childhood
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Are you ready to advance or start your career inspiring minds and changing lives? Apply to join GCU's prestigious teaching community.
  • GCU recognizes the diverse needs in education and creates meaningful experiences through all bachelor's and master's degree programs.
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  • Early Childhood Education - Bachelors
  • Early Childhood Education - Masters
  • 100% Online Education Degrees - Ashford University
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Programs
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education
  • Concordia pursues online learning with the same passion and commitment to excellence that has marked our 110-year history. Our online degrees provides the same high academic standards as our on-campus.
  • #1 in M.Ed Degrees awarded by a Non-Profit University with over 8,000 M.Ed degrees that have been awarded to Concordia Online Students (Based on 2013-2014 IPEDS data); #3 MBA Program in Oregon (2015).
  • Your diploma and transcript is exactly the same as what students receive from Concordia’s on-campus program and carries the same value as a traditional degree
  • Concordia offers a variety of scholarships, grants, and awards designed to make the cost of a quality liberal arts education more affordable. Military benefits are available to candidates who qualify.
  • Concordia offers outstanding student-focused support including technical support and student service teams to assist you from initial contact through graduation. 
  • Concordia University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Programs
  • M.Ed. - Program Specialist in Early Childhood Specialist
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
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  • Early Childhood Education - EdS
  • Early Childhood Education - Doctor of Education
  • Early Childhood Education - PhD in Education
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
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  • Doctor of Education in Organizatonal Leadership - Higher Education Track
  • Master of Education in Higher Education
  • Doctor of Education in Organizatonal Leadership
  • Ranked among the top 20 Regional Universities in the West in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes Magazine in 2014.
  • More than 97% of tenure-track faculty holds a terminal degree in their field.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 15:1, and 47.5% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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  • Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership
  • Ed.S. in Higher Ed Leadership

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through two colleges: the National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement.

More Illinois Child Care Worker Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Moline
Associate
6,311
Galesburg
Associate
2,693
Chicago
Associate
8,633
Chicago
Associate
11,354
Chicago
Associate
6,140
Chicago
Associate
6,031
Chicago
Associate
4,078
Chicago
Associate
9,679
Glen Ellyn
Associate
25,768
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
Danville
Associate
2,832
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Palatine
Associate
15,156
Normal
Associate
4,827
Freeport
Associate
2,049
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Mount Carmel
Associate
4,206
Oglesby
Associate
4,103
Carterville
Associate
7,559
Quincy
Associate
2,417
Joliet
Associate
13,149
Kankakee
Associate
3,591
Centralia
Associate
5,041
Malta
Associate
4,466
Mattoon
Associate
7,177
Godfrey
Associate
7,875
Springfield
Associate
6,655
Crystal Lake
Associate
5,274
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Cicero
Associate
5,057
Des Plaines
Associate
10,805
Champaign
Associate
9,407
Chicago Heights
Associate
5,507
Ina
Associate
4,821
Decatur
Associate
3,274
Rockford
Associate
7,923
Dixon
Associate
2,700
Ullin
Associate
2,176
South Holland
Associate
6,260
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
Belleville
Associate
13,713
River Grove
Associate
15,658
Sugar Grove
Associate
8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Child Care Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Child Care Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Child Care Workers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale 180 $19,510
Marion 180 $19,510
Champaign 470 $21,680
Urbana 470 $21,680
Danville 80 $20,200
Decatur 150 $21,760
Bloomington 460 $20,190
Kankakee 210 $22,180
Peoria 730 $20,980
Rockford 200 $19,780
Springfield 340 $21,070

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