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School-Age Care Certificate (C55450)

This curriculum prepares individuals to work with school-age children in diverse learning environments. The curriculum is specifically designed for students planning to work in public or private school-age care environments.

Course work includes child growth/development; physical/nutritional needs of school-age children; care and guidance of school-age children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of school-age populations.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities in school-age environments. Employment opportunities include school-age teaching or school-age administration positions in child care/development programs, group leaders, before and after school programs, recreational centers and other programs that work with school-age populations.

Course and Hour Requirements

Required Courses

Credit Hours

EDU 131

Child, Family & Community

3

EDU 145

Child Development II

3

EDU 158

Healthy Lifestyles-Youth

3

EDU 235

School Age Dev. & Program

3

EDU 263

School Age Program Admin

2

Select one of the following:

EDU 146

Child Guidance

3

EDU 163

Classroom Mgt. & Instruction

3

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 17

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