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 Course Title:   School Age Care

 Title Abbreviation:   SCHOOL AGE CARE

 Department:    EDUC&

 Course #:    136

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Develop skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care, specifically: preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic/social skill development, and community outreach.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define the indicators of quality in the major types of school age, before and after school programs available today.
  2. Understand the complex interrelationship of a child’s development, home, culture and individual temperament, and its implications for program planning.
  3. Understand the role of teachers, qualities required for reflective teaching, and the development of school age children program educator professionalism.
  4. Have the basic knowledge of skills necessary for understanding and planning curriculum for children including observation, appropriate behavior guidance techniques, planning for play in curriculum, creating appropriate learning environments, and program evaluation.
  5. Understand the importance of partnerships with families, communities, and professionals who work with young children.
  6. Understand the relationship of cognitive, language, social, emotional and physical development of children and its implication for appropriate interactions and curriculum implementation.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Major types of school age before and after school programs available today.
  2. Interrelationship of a child’s development, home, culture and individual temperament, and its implications for program planning.
  3. Role of teachers, qualities required for reflective teaching, and the development of school age children program educator professionalism.
  4. Skills necessary for planning curriculum for children including observation, appropriate behavior guidance techniques, planning for play in curriculum, creating appropriate learning environments, and program evaluation.
  5. Partnerships with families, communities, and professionals who work with young children.
  6. Relationship of cognitive, language, social, emotional and physical development of children and its implication for appropriate interactions and curriculum implementation.