- For more information about GRTS, call 660-646-3414,
or stop by and visit us at 1200 Fair Street, Chillicothe, Missouri or
- For all post-high
admissions & financial aid information, click here.
The Early Childhood Professions Program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to work with young
children in child-related careers. Students have the opportunity to obtain a Child Development Associate
credential. This is a national credential obtained through the Child Development Associate National Credentialing
Program administered by the Council for Professional Recognition. Students that obtain the (CDA) have
demonstrated their ability to work with young children and apply meeting all six Competency Goals.
What Will You Learn?
Early Childhood Professions units cover:
- Child growth and development
- Program planning and management
- Promoting cognitive, social, emotional and physical
- Behavior guidance
- Learning experiences for children
- Child abuse and neglect
Early Childhood Professions students will need to get a physical, a TB test, and be on the
FCSR (Family Care Safety Registry). The TB test may be done with the classroom or on your own. Cost is
approximately $5. FCSR is approximately $14. Applications for FCSR will be
done in class. Physicals must be obtained by the student, and the form returned to the teacher.
Early Childhood Professions
- Provide for a safe healthy learning environment, both indoors and
- Plan, prepare and serve nutritious meals or snacks
- Plan and arrange learning centers for an early childhood program
- Use effective communication methods
- Interact appropriately with children in individual and group situations
- Relate to families in a positive manner
- Display professionalism
- Demonstrate enjoyment of working with young children
- Utilize leadership qualities and skills
- Plan and guide appropriate learning activities
- Observe and record important milestones in all areas of development, including physical, cognitive and social-emotional
How Can GRTS Help You?
The Early Childhood Professions
course offered at Grand River Technical School will get you started
toward that rewarding new career.
Qualifying students will receive a Child Development Associate
(CDA) credential through the National Council for
Early Childhood Professional Recognition.
School students attend for 3 hours per day over a 2-year period.
hands-on child experience through our accredited
Do You Begin?
this sounds like the career you are looking for, contact the office at the Grand River
Technical School at the number above, and we will help you get started toward this
exciting and rewarding new future.
Can I Go From Here?
- Child care
- Begin a family child
- Kindergarten or
- After-school child
- Foster care provider
- Children's sales
Or, you can continue
successfully completing our child care program can receive up to 10 hours of
at approved colleges. Please contact us for more
information. You may also visit the National
Association for the Education of Young Children.
Students participate in the GRTS
as part of the child care program. Our chapter usually sends interested
students to National Cluster meetings held each fall, regional meeting in Liberty, Missouri in October, and state leadership meeting in
Columbia in the spring. Several students are currently planning to enter the STAR events competition
this year that will be held in February.
Grand River Technical School adheres to a policy of non-discrimination
on the basis of
age, color, creed, handicap, marital or parental status, national
origin, race, religion, or sex
in admissions, educational programs, activities, financial aid, and
Chillicothe R-II School District
The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state
laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and
the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school
district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment,
educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or
complaints concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís
compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title
IX, Section 504 or the American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed
to: Superintendent Office, Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box
530, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. (660-646-4566).
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