Providers of before- and after-school programming can gain knowledge, skills, and a School-Age Care Credential which is one qualification for a site-supervisor position.
Find useful links for SAC Credential Prep Coursework below:
Skill Area 1 Professionalism
Skill Area 2 Child Development
(I heartily recommend Yardsticks as the best and most definitive book
on child development that I've encountered.)
Skill Area 3 Safety
(Both samples require site-specific adaptations to fit your program.)
Skill Area 4 Health
Skill Area 5 Self
Skill Area 6 Guidance
The DESCA Scale:
Created by Merrill Harmon to quickly assess program's Dignity, Energy, Self-Management, Community, and Awareness.
Skill Area 7 Out of School Environments
Assess your program's space, relationships, and routines according to
Skill Area 8 Creative
Use page 1 to involve children in program planning.
Help kids identify a Big Idea Theme and topics that fit key learning areas.
Then use subsequent pages to identify how your plan supports Common Core learning, and create detailed experiential learning plans for each area.
Skill Area 9 Physical
Use this Game Template
to create a file of fun so you don't have to rely only on kickball!
Skill Area 10 Cognitive
Explore how before- and after-school programs can support Common Core learning in the article:
Skill Area 13 Families
Adapt this survey form
to find out how families want you to stay in touch!
Skill Area 14 Program Operational Management
Assess your whole program using the following tools: