Grand River Technical School of Chillicothe, Missouri
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Child Care Services

Kerrie Campbell
660-646-3414 OR
fax 660 646 3568

Preschool Teacher

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"Little Children
Need Big Friends"


The Child Care Services Program prepares students to work as child care attendants, assistants or managers of child care centers!

What Will You Learn?

The Child Care Services units cover:

  • Child growth and development
  • Program planning and management
  • Promoting cognitive, social, emotional and physical development
  • Behavior guidance
  • Learning experiences for children
  • Child abuse and neglect

Competencies & Costs
Child care 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 $11. Applications for FCSR will be done in class. Physicals must be obtained by the student, and the form returned to the teacher.

Competencies for Child Care Services

  • Provide for a safe healthy learning environment, both indoors and out
  • 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 development

How Can GRTS Help You?

The Child Care Services course offered at Grand River Technical School will get you started toward that rewarding new career.

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Qualifying students will receive a Child Development Associate
(CDA) credential through the National Council for
Early Childhood Professional Recognition.

High School students attend for 3 hours per day over a 2-year period.

The morning preschool class at
Diapers and Diplomas enjoyed watching their teacher,
Pam Miller, carve a pumpkin which they later lighted. Votes were taken as to what shape the eyes
and noses should be. The class dressed up in their Halloween costumes and paraded
through the Grand River Technical School as part of their annual fall celebration.
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Acquire hands-on child experience through our accredited
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Where Do You Begin?

If 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.

Where Can I Go From Here?
  • Child care manager/worker
  • Nanny
  • Begin a family child care business
  • Kindergarten or Elementary paraprofessional
  • After-school child care provider
  • Foster care provider
  • Children's recreational activities
  • Children's sales

Or, you can continue your education.

All students successfully completing our child care program can receive up to 10 hours of college credit 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 FCCLA chapter 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.

The 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 employment.

Public Notice
Nondiscrimination Statement
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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