Students will gain the skills necessary to work in school-age child care
Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
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.
By the end of this training, the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of staff development
- Demonstrate an understanding of physical growth and development in school age children and the impact it has on programming
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ADA and inclusionary practices
- Demonstrate how to create a safe environment according to childcare regulations
- Demonstrate an understanding of development in children 5 to 12 yrs of age
- Students will be able to compare different listening and responsive techniques
- Explain an Individual Family Support Plan and/or and Individual Education Plan
- Define culture and cultural sensitivity
- Identify the signs of child abuse and neglect
- Demonstrate an understanding of concepts within Math
- Give examples of positive leadership techniques
- Identify the recommended nutritional needs of children five years to twelve years of age
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to implement an Individual Education Plan
- Demonstrate an understanding of student centered learning environments
- Be able to explain what are developmental theories
- Distinguish developmental needs of school age children through observation
- Students will be able to explain conversational intent, and inviting consent
- Identify strategies to promote cultural diversity and acceptance in the child care environment
- Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate reporting process
- Demonstrate an understanding of how promoting an integrated curriculum including field trips and community resources promotes development
- Identify ways to organize a safe environment under the guidance of the Office of Child Care Regulations
- Identify health and safety curricular resources
- Identify resources for referral and services
- Demonstrate an understanding of staff evaluation and leadership techniques
- Demonstrate understanding of the psychological and moral theories
- Identify theory and theorist in relation to school-age children and approaches to learning
- Students will be able to distinguish ways to translate complaints and criticisms into requests
- Demonstrate an understanding of how the community in which a child lives influences development
- Identify the appropriate forms and procedures for reporting child abuse and neglect
- Identify the elements of an appropriate lesson plan/activity
- Demonstrate understanding of the cognitive theories
- Demonstrate an understanding of staff supervision
- Demonstrate understand developmentally appropriate practices for school-age children with developmental, emotional, cognitive, language and/or physical needs
- Demonstrate understanding of the cognitive theories
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to successfully work with mixed-age groups
- Students will demonstrate ways to ask open-ended and creative questions
- Identify strategies that promote health and wellness
- Summarize ways children can protect themselves from abuse
- Identify curriculum and activity resources specific to school-age child care
- Demonstrate an understanding of legal and advocacy issues in child care
- Demonstrate an understanding of how environment and equipment modifications support individual needs
- Demonstrate understanding of the Montessori planes of development
- Understand the importance of expressing appreciation
- Identify signs of Physical Abuse in children
- Demonstrate an understanding of concepts within cooking - nutrition
- Demonstrate an understanding of childcare policies
- Using the 5 messages to explain yourself
- Recognize neglect and emotional abuse in children
- Demonstrate an understanding of concepts within Science
- Identify strategies to communicate with families & increase parent involvement
- Identify safety management and supervision practices
- Demonstrate supportive and effective communication skills
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.
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.
- Core of Knowledge Awarded:
- To be awarded the core of knowledge hours, learners must pay in full for the class, view all material, pass all review questions, and final test.
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- Payment Policy:
- Payments need to be made in full. No refunds will be issued after starting the class.
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.
To successfully complete this online training, you need a computer with internet connection running Google Chrome
web browser. You will also need speakers or headphones to hear the videos and speech accompanied with the content.
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