This course is designed to equip students with the essential skills required for working effectively in school-age child care programs. It covers a range of topics, including curriculum planning, selecting age-appropriate materials, and employing effective methods when working with children between the ages of six and thirteen. By the end of the program, students will be well-prepared to create engaging and developmentally appropriate learning experiences for school-age children, fostering their growth and academic development. Whether you are aspiring to become an after-school program coordinator or a dedicated educator for school-age children, this course provides the foundation for success in this vital role.
Format: 33 hours of Instructor-Led and 12 hours of online coursework.
Requirements and Expectations of students:
100% Completion of Online Sessions: All online sessions should be completed according to the syllabus. students must have completed the online sessions by the last day of class in order to receive credit toward their final grade. ( Total of 9 hours online)
100% Participation: Each participant is expected to contribute to class discussions in an active and professional manner, supporting the participation of other class members. Your contributions are to be based on an informed and professional position.
100% Attendance: State requirements, specify that students must complete 45 hours of training. This is an interactive class, attendance is not only important but vital. An excused absence must be approved by the instructor. Certain family emergencies may qualify for an excused absence. Missed classes may affect your final grade and will prohibit you from receiving your certificate.
There is a minimum enrollment of 5 students in order for this course to proceed. All classes are non-refundable.
This Methods and Materials Training (this is the instructor-led version of the online Curriculum training) satisfies half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours for child care teachers and directors. This course and a 45-hour growth and development course are required to complete the 90-hour certification for child care. 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. Training Approval number PSO-30299 Aligns with MD Staff Credential levels 2-4. Earns 4.5 CEUs/45 clock hours.
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No prerequisites are required for the completion of this course.