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


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. 8-Sat., Dec. 6 (No class week of 11/24)
Location: Available Online
Instructor: Quinn Wilder
Enrollment Limit: 20
Note: This is a 3-credit course.
Registration Deadline: Mon., Aug. 25
For more information, contact:
Miriam Malone, Program Manager,, 414-227-3133


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