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Early Childhood Associate - School-Age Care: 
Certificate Program

This curriculum prepares individuals to work with school-age children in diverse learning environments. The curriculum is specifically designed for students planning to work in public or private school-age care environments.

Course work includes child growth/development; physical/nutritional needs of school-age children; care and guidance of school-age children; and communication skills with parents and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of school-age populations.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities in school-age environments. Employment opportunities include school-age teaching or school-age administration positions in child care/development programs, group leaders, before and after school programs, recreational centers and other programs that work with school-age populations. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 17

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Classroom Mgt and Instruction

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Healthy Lifestyles-Youth

Credit Hours: 

3.00
School-Age Program Admin

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Spring Semester

Child, Family, and Community

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Child Development II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
School-Age Dev and Programs

Credit Hours: 

3.00