Distance Learning is just as demanding as traditional classroom based education, and requires significantly more self-motivation and time management skills.
The Distance Learning School Age Care (SAC) Preparatory Course includes viewing recorded videos, reading, and substantial writing – both to meet credential requirements as well as serve as class discussion and interaction. Technological requirements for distance learning students include: high speed Internet and access to a digital camera. Students can expect to spend a minimum of 4 hours weekly on coursework.
The New York State Education Incentive Program (EIP) has approved this course as an eligible distance-learning course. The cost of this course is $900.00 per 14 week semester, for a total course cost of $1,800.00. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration in our upcoming course. This amount will be applied to your total tuition. In addition, a current Network for Youth Success membership is required prior to registration. The candidate’s signature at the bottom of the application form indicates their obligation to satisfy full payment for this class in the event they are not awarded EIP funds covering the full course cost. Tuition payments are non-refundable. (EIP is not available for non-New York State residents. Please contact us if you have questions about other funding streams in your state and whether we accept those forms of payment/vouchers.)
Please note that your commitment to the required coursework and ability to complete assignments, engage in online discussions, and access to both the Internet and email is essential. This is a demanding course, and we ask that you consider your ability to complete both semesters prior to applying. Students who attend three or more class sessions are required to pay tuition for the entire semester.
Completion of the SAC Credential Preparatory Course does not ensure that the SAC Credential will be awarded. Successful course completion includes development of a Portfolio, a Resource File, and at least 3 observations from a local Advisor. (The candidate is responsible in selecting an Advisor who MUST then complete the mandatory Advisor training to be approved.) Upon completion of the Distance Learning SAC Preparatory Course, a candidate may request an assessment to determine approval for the SAC Credential. A payment of $1,000.00 is required for this evaluation. All SAC Credential candidates working in programs licensed by New York State OCFS are eligible to receive 100% of the assessment fee through EIP regardless of income status as long as funds are available.
Distance Learning SAC Credential Prep Course Dates:
Fall Semester – Prep Course I: (Skill Areas 1-7) September -December
Spring Semester – Prep Course II: (Skill Areas 8-14) January – April
Class is not held during school breaks.
Students may begin in either the spring or fall semester, but should enroll for two consecutive semesters.
Additional relevant materials for the Distance Learning option can be accessed with the following links: