School Age Care

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Course Description: 
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. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
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Course Outcomes: 
  • Describe the physical, cognitive, social and emotional stages of children ages 5-12
  • Develop a plan to create reciprocal and culturally sensitive relationships with children and families.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of an environment and recommend changes that are culturally retentive, developmentally appropriate, and conducive to positive social interactions.
  • Identify guidance strategies that promote cognitive and social growth in the context of school age care environment.
  • Describe state and local school age care regulations and procedures related to group size, health, nutrition and safety.
  • Describe strategies supporting curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive.
  • Identify community resources supporting school age care/youth development program personnel.