This course provides 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 6-13. This certification course satisfies the curriculum half of the MSDE requirement of 90 hours of child care 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 levels 2-4. You must successfully complete all course requirements to receive a certificate. 

(The required textbook for this course is, “Great Afternoon Programs and Spaces That Wow!”, by Linda J. Armstrong and Christine A. Schmidt – 1st Edition 2013. It is available from Amazon.com, RedLeafPress.org and AbesBooks.com. Purchase the book before starting the course.)