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Students learn to care for kids at Tri-tech Skills Center

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PASCO, Wash- Some high school students are getting the chance to care for and teach young children with the help from the kenenwick school district at Tri-tech Skills Center. 
     Students that are interested in future carreers in childhood education and caregiving can get hands on experience...and earn college credits a the same time... 
"I'm hoping that it puts me on the right track to become a kindergarten or a preschool gives you a lot of opportunity to get some practice." says Lexi Turner. student at Tri-tech Skills Center.
     All students have to go through a background check since they're working with children and they also must get a food handlers permit. Both are applied for during the class.
     Only high school junior's and seniors are able to take classes at tri-tech and college credits are easily transferred to Columbia basin college.

Parents who want to enroll their children  for preschool can contact Tri-tech Skills Center. at 5929 W. Metaline,  Kennewick.  Children must be at least 3 years of age and must be toilet trained.