Introduction to School Age Programs
ECD-115
Credits: 3
Department: ECD Early Education and Child Development
Subject: Early Education and Child Development

This course provides an introduction to the field of school-age care. Students will explore professional expectations for the field, techniques for programming, teaching and working with school-age children and their families in out-of-school environments. Ten hours of field observation in an after-school/out-of-school setting is required.

Students have three clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance and a Pennsylvania Department of Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site.

This course is aligned with competencies required for the PA School Age Professional Credential.

Initially developed as an experimental course to align with the PA School Age Professional Credential.