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 nonprofit 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.