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ATS Early Childhood & Elementary Education

Early Childhood is open to Juniors and Seniors. The 1st year students will attend classes in the AM and the 2nd year students will attend classes in the PM.

This program provides students with the background and professional competencies necessary for employment in the field of early childhood care and elementary education.

Instruction topics includes:

  • Child Health
  • Nutrition & Safety
  • Infant/Toddler Care
  • Principles of Child Growth & Development 

Additional laboratory experiences are provided with direct interaction with young children under qualified supervision in the campus Child Care Center or other approved sites within the county. This course of study also may lead to a career in teacher education for students desiring to obtain a teaching certificate from a four-year university. The student must be enrolled as a junior or senior in high school. Articulation agreements with the University of Missouri St. Louis and Missouri Baptist University allow for the high school senior to transfer credits to these institutions towards a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and/ or Elementary Education.

Recommended High School Courses:

  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Health
  • Child Development

These are not established as pre-requisites. Students that have been successful in any of these courses have historically demonstrated a higher degree of success in this career education program.

Estimated Course/Materials Requirements:
Students will be required to purchase a minimum of one program shirt to be worn in labs. A student can purchase additional shirts and/or hoody. The approximate cost of a shirt is $10.00 and a hoodie is $16.00. A Missouri Highway Background Check may also be required at a cost of $11.00.

For more information on this program, please contact any of the following:

Your high school guidance counselor

Darrell Kyle, Career Placement/Assessment Coordinator
”‹ or (636)481-3498

OR the program instructor:

Dr. Leigh Ann Cornman or (636)481-3562