Your Early Childhood Education Career

To prepare for any new adventure, you have to start at the beginning, decide where you want to go, how you will get there, and what you will need along the way. When you prepare for your professional career it requires the same steps.

Let the staff at GRECS help you! Whether you’ve been working with children for years or are just starting out in this field, we will work with to you determine next steps and plan career development goals. Allow us to help put you on the right path to begin your career in Early Childhood Education. Contact us today to set up an appointment with a Training Consultant @ 251-473-1060!

Be the best educator you can be. Here's what you need to know...

Learn more about the core knowledge areas  and competencies that are used to guide the GRECS training programs. Core Knowledge Areas are distinct categories of study that prepare early childhood professionals to facilitate children’s learning and development.  For each Core Knowledge Area, there are competencies defining a progressive attainment of understanding, knowledge and skills.  As early childhood professionals advance in their careers, the content (competency objective) of the training will become more advanced based on what the professional needs to know at his/her level of experience. Alabama Pathway has adopted eight (8) Core Knowledge Areas with related basic, intermediate and advanced competencies.

Mandated Reporters Interactive Training

Any person working with children in Alabama is a mandated reporter of abuse and neglect. This FREE online training will answer your questions about who is required to report, how to recognize abuse/neglect, and how and when to report it. At the successful completion of the course, you will be given the opportunity to print a verification of training credit. Keep this verification with your training records!

Do I need a certification to work with children?

There is not an official “certification” that allows you to work with children in Alabama. However, there are minimum education & training requirements that you must meet. We can help you meet those requirements through our training programs! Learn more details about Alabama’s education and training requirements through the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

Scholarships Are Available!

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® ALABAMA is a scholarship program that was developed to increase the level of education and effectiveness of early learning professionals by making the educational process more affordable, increasing wages, and reducing staff turnover rates. Scholarships are currently offered for the CDA (Child Development Associate) Assessment Fee, Associate Degrees in Child Development and Early Care and Education, and Bachelor Degrees in Child Development and Early Care and Education.

Get a Copy of Your Training Transcript

Complete the online form to request a transcript of the GRECS training classes you’ve successfully completed from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2017. All classes from October 1, 2017 to present can be accessed through your Student Profile.