School-Age care professionals work with children ages 5-12 in a variety of settings including before and after school care available in family child care homes and profit or non-profit settings sponsored by community based organizations or agencies such as the YMCA and YWCA, public schools, community centers and faith-based programs. In all of these programs, it is the responsibility of the School-Age care professional to support the needs of individual children/youth and provide developmentally age appropriate and culturally relevant activities. Upon completion, students will be placed on level 5 of the Washington State Department of Early Learning Career lattice.
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Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
- Implement appropriate health, safety and nutrition practices in programs serving children age 5-12.
- Identify and meet individual child needs.
- Plan and provide age appropriate curriculum for school age children.
- Demonstrate family support and relationship-building with families.
- Recognize and honor the culture and needs of families, children, and staff in all aspects of a program for school age children.