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Noncredit: Foundations in Afterschool and Youth Development


For those new to the field and those who have always wanted a sound overview of afterschool and youth development , this course focuses on broadly defined developmental, quality and regulatory frameworks for afterschool programs serving ages 5-12. Develop an understanding of the importance of out-of-school-time programs, and explore the philosophies and goals for high-quality programs based on the principles of child growth and development.

This course is eligible for the WACYCP member discount.


Please note that this is a noncredit version of SCE‘s Introduction to Child Care: School-Age and of Course 1 of the Wisconsin Registry's Afterschool and Youth Development credential.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and understand the key components of a quality school-age program environment
  • Know the importance of afterschool programs and expanded learning opportunities
  • Structure age-appropriate informal learning environments and curriculum that foster positive growth through social interactions, stimulating physical environments and enriching intellectual opportunities

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Dates and locations to be announced.
Fee: $225
CEUs: 4
Email us with your interest, contact:
Quinn Wilder,, 414-227-3172


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