This course is a DCF approved school-age only equivalent to Introduction to the Child Care Profession. It is also recognized as the first course of Wisconsin Registry's Afterschool and Youth Development Credential.
Who Should Attend
Site directors, educators and group leaders working with youth ages 5 to 12 in afterschool programs and child care settings including, school-age classrooms in family and group child care centers, community-based programs, school-community partnerships and summer day camps.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Lead and guide a school-age group that meets the multiple needs of children and youth
- Understand the importance of relationships and communication in the practice of quality school-age and afterschool activities
- Implement guidance techniques and strategies to support individual and group experiences