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A lot of great things can happen in the hours after school lets out and before the workday ends. For many kids from working families, after-school care programs fill this gap and play an important role in their learning and development.
Studies show that children who have access to after-school programs with caring, responsible adults:
Unlike the field of early childhood education, there is no standardized training for school-age care professionals. Most often, organizations develop internal training for the new employees or hire people with varying profiles and levels of education.
VCC’s Introduction to School-Age Care course, launching in January, is your starting point to one of the most comprehensive school-age care programs available.
Participants in this course will gain broad-based, foundational knowledge required to work successfully in school-age programs. Key concepts include child growth and development, three school-age domains (group games, self-directed social play, and creative/fine arts), curriculum/program development, care and guidance best practice including elements of the British Columbia Early Learning Framework.
The course is taught by VCC instructor Tyler Summers who has been working in school-age care for two decades and is the executive director at Jericho Kids Club Child Care Society and a member of the School Age Child Care Association of British Columbia.
Other new VCC Continuing Studies courses starting in Winter 2019 include:
Writing Sparks to Completion
Mystery and Crime Writing
Early Child Care and Education
Introduction to School-Age Care
Personal Pattern Making 1 – Bottoms
Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) – Wine Sommelier Level 1
World of Breads
Building a Stock Portfolio
Financial Literacy 101
Understanding the Stock Market
Designing Infographics with Google Tools
Google Fusion Tables: Creating Interactive Visualizations and Maps
Introduction to Logic Pro
Introduction to Python Programming
Photoshop Level 1 (Mac)