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SA-Introduction to Child Care (School-Age Focus)


This introductory three-credit course explores the philosophy and goals for high-quality programs and establishes an understanding of the principles of child growth and development. With an overview of the rules and regulations governing group care for school-age children and the responsibilities of the providers, you’ll build a solid foundation for working with children and youth in afterschool and child care settings. 


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.

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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.

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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

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Mon., Sept. 14-Sat., Dec. 12 (No class week of Nov. 23)
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Quinn Wilder
Enrollment Limit: 20
Program No. ED POL 381 (SCHOOL AGE)
Note: This class can be taken for 3 undergraduate credits.
Registration Deadline: Mon., Aug. 31
For more information, contact:
Miriam Malone, Program Manager,, 414-227-3133


Leadership Credential Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

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Program Development Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

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UWM Early Childhood Winter/Spring 2015 Catalog

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T.E.A.C.H funding is available for tuition assistance to qualifying Wisconsin applicants. Call 1-800-783-9322 ext. 7240; or visit www.wisconsin