Course Abstract Details

ECE-115, School-Age Care (SAC)

Credits: 3

Course Description

ECE-115, School-Age Care (SAC), is an early childhood education career course which examines the child between ages five and twelve. Appropriate methods, materials, and experiences for school-age care will be covered. This course, along with ECE-101 meets State requirements for 90 clock hours of training in a school-age program. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091 and ENG-097. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall term only.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:  

1. describe the development of major historical and current trends in school-age child care.(GE 1, 2, 4, 6; PG 1, 3) 

2. explain the philosophical foundations of school-age child care. (GE 1, 2; PG 1, 2, 3) 

3. discuss the broad ranges in physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children five through twelve years of age, including the differences of children with special needs. (GE 1, 2, 3, 6, 7; PG 1, 3) 

4. examine programming and planning needs for school-age child care program.(GE 1, 2, 3, 5; PG 1, 2, 3) 

5. describe basic health, nutrition, and safety needs of children age five through twelve years of age. (GE 1, 2; PG 1) 

6. recognize the implications of special needs and disabilities in the school-age child care setting. (GE 1, 2, 3, 6; PG 1, 2, 3) 

7. express an understanding for the importance of programs to teach school-age children survival skills to care for themselves and be aware of their environment.(GE 2, 3; PG 1, 3) 

8. identify societal influences upon development during the school-age years, including the effects of television and technology. (GE 1, 2, 4, 6, 7; PG 1, 2, 3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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