School-Age care professionals work with children ages 5-12 in a variety of settings including before and after school care available in family child care homes and profit or non-profit settings sponsored by community based organizations or agencies such as the YMCA and YWCA, public schools, community centers and faith-based programs. in all of these programs, it is the responsibility of the School-Age care professional to support the needs of individual children/youth and provide developmentally age appropriate and culturally relevant activities. Upon completion, students will be placed on level 5 of the Washington State Department of Early Learning Career lattice.
Program Learning Outcomes. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Implement appropriate health, safety, and nutrition practices in programs serving children age 5-12.
Identify and meet individual child needs.
Plan and provide age appropriate curriculum for school age children.
Demonstrate family support and relationship building with families.
Recognize and honor the culture and needs of families, children, and staff in all aspects of a program for school age children.