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EDUC%26 136
School Age Care

Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30

Develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care, specifically: preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic /social skill development, and community outreach.

* School-Age Care Professionals work with children ages 5-12 in a variety of settings including before and after school care available in family child care homes and profit or non-profit settings sponsored by community based organizations or agencies such as YMCA and YWCA, public schools, community centers and faith-based programs. In all of these programs it is the responsibility of the School-Age Professional to support the needs of individual children/youth and provide developmentally age appropriate and culturally relevant activities. READ 088. Formerly ECE 242.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Develop a plan to create reciprocal, culturally sensitive relationships with children and families
  • Analyze the effectiveness of the environment and recommend changes reflecting the following standards: o Bias free, respectful of cultural and individual diversity; o Developmentally appropriate; o Promotes positive self-esteem and social interaction; and o Supports activity, involvement, initiative, responsibility, creativity, and a growing sense of autonomy.
  • Discuss the dynamics impacting behavior of children in after school care environments and identify guidance strategies promoting academic and social growth
  • Develop a plan for curriculum and program implementation that reflects responsive respect for the local community context.
  • Describe state and local school age care regulations and procedures related to group size, health, nutrition, and safety.
  • Identify resources supporting school age care and school age care/youth development specialists.

  • Course Topics
  • Safe and healthy program environments
  • Program management
  • Professionalism
  • Guidance Strategies
  • Relationships with children and families
  • Positive self-esteem and social interaction
  • Effective communication
  • Physical, cognitive, creative and social competencies

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    Year Quarter

    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.