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 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 child care for school-age children and the responsibilities of the providers.
Offered in partnership with the Wisconsin Afterschool Network, this course fulfills the first introductory noncredit course requirements for a lead position (teacher) in a school-age program as specified in DCF Chapter 251 for group child care in Wisconsin’s Administrative Code as it applies to school-age care.
The course is free to members of the Wisconsin Afterschool Network (WAN). Please visit https://www.wiafterschoolnetwork.org/ for more information.
Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime
Delivery Method: On-Demand Online
Instructor: Jennifer Smith MEd
The course is free to members of the Wisconsin Afterschool Network (WAN) Please visit https://www.wiafterschoolnetwork.org/ for more information.
Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.
Program Number: 7140-15729
Note: This on-demand class means that you can register at any time and begin your work immediately. Once registered and full payment has been made, you will receive an emailed invite to access your online classroom. Begin working through the 10 modules at your own pace. Anticipate spending an average of four hours on each module. Most participants complete this class within four to eight weeks. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of attendance acknowledging the 40 hours of continuing education earned and on record.