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.

Thanks to funding generously provided by the Wisconsin Out of School Time Alliance (WOSTA) and Governor Evers’ office, we are able to offer this course at a reduced price.

For a limited time, the course fee is discounted from $75 per person to $15 for those with a free WOSTA membership.

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Jennifer Smith, MEd

Jennifer Smith, MEd

Jennifer Smith earned a Master of Education with a focus in special education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She has been working with youth and adolescents for over 20 years. During her career, Jennifer has worked in public school ... read more

Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime

Delivery Method: On-Demand Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Jennifer Smith MEd

Fee: $75

Discounts Available

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The course is free to members of the Wisconsin Afterschool Network (WAN)  Please visit 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.


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CEUs: 4.0

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.

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