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 students interested in pursuing a career in early childhood, elementary education, special education, or human service careers. Students will gain both the knowledge and practical experiences needed for the development of job competencies through both classroom and laboratory learning. Students will develop skills in program development and in assisting with activities for children. Classroom instruction covers child development, educational philosophy, management of care operations and development of career and job skills. Caring for infants and toddlers, special needs children and school-aged children is also included. The main learning experiences will involve actual work with children in situations that simulate those found in business and industry. College credit is earned through Richland Community College by taking this class.



Ms. Chapman


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 Course

Richland Course/Credit

Tech Academy  Course

Richland Course/Credit

Total Possible Credits

Dual Credit courses listed below are offered on an alternating yearly schedule.


Early Childhood Education

Play Activities for Young
ECE 114 - 3 Credits
Science for Young Children  ECE 118 - 3 Credits
Art, Music, & Drama for Young Children   ECE 113 - 3 Credits
Infant / Toddler Development  ECE 116 - 3 Credits