2016-2017 College Catalog 
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2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Age Care and Recreation Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate provides a system of professional development for individuals working as before and after school recreation leaders and care givers in a variety of settings that serve school age children. It meets the coursework requirement for the School Age Child Development Permit at the Teacher level.

A minimum grade of “C” in each course is required to receive the certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Describe developmental milestones for children in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development.
  • Identify environmental, cultural, family, economic, political, historical contexts that influence all children’s development.
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge related to the unique needs of children in school age in a before and after recreation settings.
  • Use the ongoing cycle of curriculum development to plan, implement, and evaluate early childhood curriculum including environments based on developmentally, culturally, linguistically appropriate practices.
  • Apply developmental theory, knowledge of child development, and research based teaching strategies to meet the unique educational needs of young children individually and in group care settings.
  • Demonstrate professional skills including ethical practices, written and verbal communication, collaboration, advocacy, and identification of personal qualifications in relationship to state and national requirements for teachers.

Core Courses

School Age Course

General Education (16 units)

A course in each of the following 4 areas must be included.
See Associate Degree, CSU or IGETC General Education lists found in class schedule or student handbook for acceptable courses.

  • English/Language Arts
  • Science or Math
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities/Fine Arts                   16 Units

Total Units for the Certificate: 48

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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