SA-Introduction to Child Care (School-Age Focus)

This introductory three-credit course explores the philosophy and goals for high-quality programs and establishes an understanding of the principles of child growth and development. With an overview of the rules and regulations governing group care for school-age children and the responsibilities of the providers, you’ll build a solid foundation for working with children and youth in afterschool and child care settings. 


Quinn Wilder

Quinn Wilder

Youth work became a passion for Quinn at the age of 16 when he was a counselor-in-training at a YMCA camp. One of his most fulfilling youth work experiences was as a member of an in-home treatment team. His role on the team ... read more

Who Should Attend

Site directors, educators and group leaders working with youth ages 5 to 12 in afterschool programs and child care settings including, school-age classrooms in family and group child care centers, community-based programs, school-community partnerships and summer day camps.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Lead and guide a school-age group that meets the multiple needs of children and youth
  • Understand the importance of relationships and communication in the practice of quality school-age and afterschool activities
  • Implement guidance techniques and strategies to support individual and group experiences

Dates and locations to be announced.