Mar 01, 2021
EDUC& 136 School Age Care
In this course students develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities/care for children ages 5-12 in a variety of settings. Topics include: implementation of curriculum, preparation of environments, building relationships, guiding cognitive and social emotional development, and community outreach.
Prerequisites: ABED 040 (or placement into MATH 087 or higher) and ABED 046 (or placement into ENGL 093 or higher)
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- 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.
This course teaches to the following program outcomes:
- plan, implement, and evaluate children’s programs using current child development knowledge
- be prepared to plan and monitor food service in an early childhood program
- be able to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment, both indoors/outdoors
Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 30