Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC& 136 School Age Care

3 credits

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) 

Course Outcomes
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.

Program Outcomes
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 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 30