Call the Technical Academy

217-872-4051 - Attendance
217-872-4050 - Main number
217-876-0918 - Fax

School Hours

Morning: 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Afternoon: 12:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Early Childhood Education I & II

Early Childhood Education is designed for high school students interested in working iwth people of all ages and abilities in the field of Education and Human Services.

This is a hands-on class that will engage students in acquiring the knowledge and practical experience needed for the development of job competencies through both classroom and laboratory learning experiences. Classsroom instruction includes Child Development Practices and Theory, Human Development, Philosophy of Education, Special Education, Multiculturalism, and Employment & LIfe Skills. 



Ms. Chapman-Rodebaugh


Course Location

Heartland Technical Academy at Richland Community College

Areas of Study

  • Teaching others
  • Learn and teach creative activities
  • Assist with children's activities
  • Listening skills
  • Special needs training
  • Caring for infants and toddlers
  • Work as part of a team
  • Helping people with problems
  • Relate to others of all ages
  • Philosophy of care
  • Prepare for your career transition


Dual Credit  



Tech Academy Program

(High School Credit Earned)

RCC Course

(College Credit Earned)

Even Numbered Years

(2020, 2022, etc..)

Early Childhood Ed I & II
Fall Semester: 
ECE 101 - Intro To Early Childhood Ed
Credits Earned:  3.0
Spring Semester:
ECE 118 - Science for Young Children
Credits Earned: 3.0

Odd Numbered Years

(2021, 2023, etc..)

Early Childhood Ed I & II
Fall Semester:  
ECE 114 - Play Activities for Young Children
Credits Earned:  3.0
Spring Semester:
ECE 103 - Child Guidance
Credits Earned: 2.0