45-Hour School Age Curriculum - online course

45-Hour School Age Curriculum - $345

IACET accredit provider CEUs

4.5 CEUs


Students will gain the skills necessary to work in school-age child care
programs. Topics include curriculum planning, age-appropriate materials, and methods for working with children ages six-13. This certification course satisfies the curriculum half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours of childcare training for teachers, directors, and coordinators working with school-age children. You must successfully complete
all course requirements to receive a certificate. Aligns with MD Staff Credential (proposed) levels 2-4. MSDE Approval number PSO-30299. The online class has no classroom meetings and is a self-paced training which begins at the time of registration.

NOTE: If you have been issued a voucher from MSDE for this course it MUST be completed 2 weeks before the expiration date that is on your voucher. Please check your voucher for this date.

B. Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
  1. Give examples of strategies teachers can use to communicate with parents regarding challenging behaviors.
  2. Explain the role of respect in children’s behavior.
  3. Describe common myths and misconceptions about time management in child care.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of strategies that utilize good time management practices for teachers and child care providers.
  5. Explain the impact of stress on health and environment.
  6. Identify the elements of an appropriate lesson plan/activity for school age children.
  7. Identify different learning styles and how to differentiate instruction to meet a child's needs.
  8. Identify the signs of child abuse and neglect.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of the ADA.
  10. Identify the components of a lesson plan using WIPPEA.
  11. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with families.
  12. Give examples of ways to apply and model ethical behavior and professional integrity with staff and administrators.
  13. Identify the importance of math instruction with young children.
  14. Give examples of tools that record and communicate critical information to other staff and families.
  15. Recognize the importance of problem solving and conflict resolution strategies with community members and families
  16. Identify and contemplate bias and explore anti-bias approaches that support working with children and families.
  17. Demonstrate understanding of an IEP and removing barriers
  18. Demonstrate an understanding of physical growth and development in school age children and the impact it has on programming.
  19. Identify the recommended feeding patterns of school-age children.
  20. Recognize strategies for effective conferences with families.
  21. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct: Statement of Commitment & Preamble
  22. Demonstrate communication skills that enable intercultural communication, including effective listening skills
  23. Participants will be able to recognize the benefits of an outdoor classroom.
  24. Identify staff evaluation tools and evaluation timelines that will assist with staff supervision and monitoring performance
  25. Identify tips and strategies for successful mixed-age group instruction.
  26. Identify the components of positive relationships with children, co-workers and families.
  27. Identify stages and milestones of physical and cognitive development ages 6-13.
  28. Describe the importance of social emotional skill development in children entering kindergarten.
  29. Demonstrate the elements of positive respectful relationships that include warm, nurturing interactions with children.
  30. Identify and demonstrate positive guidance techniques that promote social competency and pro-social behavior.
  31. Identify strategies to increase parent involvement in the school-age setting.
  32. Identify essential elements for effective communication with school-age children.
  33. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts within the activity and content area for the visual arts for school-age.
  34. Demonstrate understanding of inclusionary practices for school-age children.
  35. Demonstrate an understanding of how to develop and implement a daily schedule for school-age children.
  36. Identify positive leadership techniques.
  37. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts within the activity and content area for language/literacy
  38. Demonstrate an understanding of how promoting an integrated curriculum promotes development.
  39. Demonstrate how environment and equipment modifications support individual needs for school-age children.
  40. Identify the challenges and solutions for shared space environments.
  41. Identify curriculum and activity resources specific to school-age child care.
  42. Identify the key elements of environmental design in a school-age program.
  43. Identify the challenges of developing an appropriate school-age environment.
  44. Identify health and safety curricular resources for the school-age setting.
  45. Identify resources for referral and services for the school-age setting.
  46. Identify strategies that promote health and wellness for school-aged children.
  47. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate reporting process.
  48. Demonstrate an understanding how to maintain a safe environment under the guidance of the Office of Child Care Regulations.
  49. Identify safety management and supervision practices of school-aged children.
  50. Demonstrate an understanding of child care policies, licensing regulations, and legal and advocacy issues.
  51. Demonstrate an understanding of emergent curriculum.
  52. Explain the historical context of emergent curriculum from its origins in the Reggio Emilia approach.
  53. Define the Cycle of Inquiry and how it can be used to plan emergent curriculum.
  54. Identify what to avoid during a conference.
  55. Describe the process of creating and communicating rules within the classroom.
  56. Define self-esteem and identify issues and strategies for support of school age children.
  57. Distinguish between praise and encouragement.
  58. Identify types of bullying affecting school aged children.
  59. Describe strategies to encourage positive behaviors in the classroom.
  60. List methods to help you plan a conference.
  61. Describe a classroom management plan that promotes positive reinforcement and clear expectations for the school-age setting
  62. Describe vehicle safety standards for school-age children
  63. Identify teaching skills and techniques using the “I Message”
  64. Demonstrate understanding of how teacher expectations/behaviors can contribute to student achievement.
  65. Describe strategies to support the development of mathematical skills in school age children.
  66. Identify the benefits of field trips and the proper procedures for field trip planning.
  67. Recognize the importance and components of an effective parent questionnaire.
  68. Identify communication issues that are common in the early care and education environment
  69. Describe open-ended art concepts.
  70. Demonstrate an understanding of the information that should be communicated regularly with staff, parents, and the community
C. Learning Methodology: Online material will be presented in the form of slides, accompanied with speech. Videos will be used to demonstrate ideas and concepts. Charts and tables will be used for illustration.

D. Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required for the completion of this course.

E. Proprietary or conflict of interest disclosure: Unless otherwise stated in the course description none of H & H subject matter experts and editor has any conflict or proprietary interests related to the material they prepared in this course.

F. Logistics/Required Technology: A stable internet connection is required for the completion of this course. Users are highly encouraged to take their online course on Google Chrome on either a laptop or desktop computer. Speakers and/or headphones are also required to hear speech.

G. Learning Assessment Method: Learners will be assessed through questions after every section is completed. Learners will not be allowed to proceed to the next section of the training until all questions have been answered correctly. Learners will be presented with a final test composed of true/false and multiple choice questions. Upon successful completion of the training, learners will receive their certificate by email.

H. Criteria to earn CEUs:
Certificates are awarded when the following criteria have been met by the learner:
  1. Class has been paid in full
  2. All material has been reviewed
  3. All review questions and final test have been completed with a passing score of 80% or higher.
I. Support Services:
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J. Payment Policy:
Payments need to be made in full. No refunds will be issued after starting the class.
K. Please read carefully:

You are purchasing a session of an online training that includes online assessments. Your certificate will be emailed to you once you pass the final exam with a passing grade of 80%.

Your certificate will bear the name you provided to us when you signed up. For support and questions regarding the material presented in this class please contact us at info@childcareed.com. Please consult our frequently asked questions page for other questions or feel free to contact us.

Information about this training

Hours breakdown

45 CUR

Topics / Categories

Pre-Service Training
Business Perks
School age
Family Child Care
Not Applicable


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