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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

Online, course available Sept. 14-Dec. 12

Location: Online

Instructor: Quinn Wilder

Fee: $1,286

CEUs: 4.5, Undergraduate Credits: 3

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: ED POL 381 (SCHOOL AGE)

Note: This class can be taken for 3 undergraduate credits.

Registration Deadline: Mon., Aug. 31

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