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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 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.

We are happy to offer this class free to the first 100 registrants courtesy of the Wisconsin Afterschool Network.

Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime

Delivery Method: On-Demand Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: TBA

Fee: Free

CEUs: 4, CEHs: 40

Program Number: 7140-14650

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.

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2023

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