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The Adele P. Glenn Early Childhood Education Center At Richland Community College

MISSION
The mission of the Adele P. Glenn Early Childhood Education Center at Richland Community College is to provide the following:

  • A high-quality Early Childhood Education experience for the children living in the Richland district.
  • A laboratory for students attending Richland or other colleges/universities to observe an early childhood education program and gain practical experience in a quality classroom setting.
  • A rich Kindergarten Readiness environment where children can grow and develop into lifelong learners through developmentally appropriate experiences.

 

CURRICULUM
The Adele P. Glenn Early Childhood Education Center utilizes a variety of curriculum models including the Creative Curriculum, Project Approach and aspects of Reggio Emilia Approach to prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. Our staff completes regular assessments of the children’s skills and builds individual goals for each child’s learning using the Illinois Early Learning Standards and developmentally appropriate practices. Children and staff also draw on the knowledge of the College community through visits to Culinary Arts, Horticulture and the art gallery.

 

CENTER HOURS
During the regular Fall and Spring College semesters the Center is open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday. When classes are not in session and during the summer, the Center is open 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

AGES OF CHILDREN SERVED
The Center serves children ages 2-12. Children must be toilet trained prior to enrolling in the Center. School age children may be enrolled after 3 p.m. and during the summer.

 

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
Full Day (up to 10 hours per day)
Part Day (4 hours or less per day)

 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RICHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
Located on the campus of Richland Community College, The Adele P. Glenn Early Childhood Education Center serves as a model Early Childhood Education laboratory for students majoring in Early Childhood Education and Child Care where they may recognize, analyze and demonstrate developmentally appropriate practices and principles of child development, education and family science theories.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Classroom: W112
Phone Number: (217) 875-7211, Ext. 319
Email: ECECenter@richland.edu

 

RESOURCES
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Illinois State Board of Education Early Childhood Education Page

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