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.
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