Afterschool and Youth Development Credential
This credential is designed to provide the knowledge and skills individuals need to care for school-age children in group child care settings.
It will provide a foundation for the importance of out-of-school-time programs and explore the philosophy and goals for high quality programs.
It examines and identifies the rules and regulations governing group child care for school age children and the responsibilities of the providers. This course focuses on the skills and strategies that the school-age child care teacher needs to select and plan developmentally appropriate activities to engage children in experiential learning and facilitate the development of caring and trusting relationships with adults and peers.
To earn the Professional Afterschool Credential, you must complete the following four, three-credit classes.
- Course One: Foundations in Afterschool and Youth Development *
*This course also fulfills the 40 hour Introduction to the School-Age Care Profession Course
- Course Two: Engaging Youth in Groups
- Course Three: Intentionality in Programming
- Course Four: Capstone Course - Site Programming and Operations
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