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Introduction to the School-Age Care Profession

This course provides entry-level knowledge and skills for individuals as they begin to or intend to care for school-age children in group or family child care settings. This course provides a foundation for the importance of out-of-school time programs and explores the philosophy and goals for high-quality programs. It examines and identifies the rules and regulations governing group and family child care for school-age children and the responsibilities of the providers.

In partnership with the Wisconsin Afterschool Network, this course fulfills the first introductory noncredit course requirements for a school-age group leader/teacher recognized by the Department of Children and Families. It meets the DCF-licensed regulations per chapters 250 and 251 for family and group child care in Wisconsin’s Administrative Code as it applies to school-age care.

The October 2021 session is being offered at a special rate of $60 (originally $120) due to additional sponsorship funding through the Wisconsin Afterschool Network.


Connie Williams

Connie Williams

Connie received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education along with a certificate in infant, early childhood and family mental health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a trainer, consultant and coach providing professional development to staff, administrators ... read more

Date: Oct 11-Nov 17

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: 10 Days: Oct 14, 18, 21, 25, & 28, and Nov 1, 4, 8, 11, & 15

Time: 6:30-8pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: Oct 11-Nov 17

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Connie Williams

Fee: $60

CEHs: 40.0, CEUs: 4

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7140-14178

Note: This course runs for six weeks and requires online work (est. of 25 hours) to be completed in between the scheduled 10 LIVE virtual sessions. Give yourself at least five hours per week to complete the online work. Instructions for access to the online classroom (in the Canvas platform) and links to the Zoom sessions will be emailed to participants one week prior to the start of class.

Payment is due in full at time of registration. Cancellations two weeks prior to the program start date can receive a 100% refund. Cancellations after that date can have a one-time transfer to a future session or receive an 80% refund. No refunds or transfer of funds once the program has begun.

Registration Deadline: Oct 7

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