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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 23, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC& 136 School Age Care

3 credits
In this course students 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.

Quarters Offered: Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • 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: bias free, respectful of cultural and individual diversity; developmentally appropriate; promotes positive self-esteem and social interaction; and 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 regulations and procedures related to group size, health, nutrition and safety
  • Identify resources supporting school age care
  • Identify resources supporting school age care/youth development specialists