Virtual Learning NYS SAC Credential Course (Live Instructor)

Virtual Learning NYS SAC Credential Prep Course

Course Description
The School Age Care Credential Course is an in-depth study of competency standards that reflect best practices in after-school programs.  This course is specifically designed for individuals currently employed in school age child care programs, who serve children ages 5 to 13 years old.  Competency standards demonstrating the ability to nurture children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth will be explored. Major topics include maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment, child development, challenging behaviors, observing and recording, working with families, curriculum development, operational program management, communication, and professionalism. Current theories and trends of working with and educating school age children will be investigated by SACC Candidates.  Part 1 covers skill areas 1-7, and Part 2 covers skill areas 8-14.

$1,250.00* per semester.  (Two semesters are required)
*The cost of advisement and endorsement (assessment is not included)

Method of Instruction
Virtual – Live-Instructor.  Class sessions will include lectures, cooperative learning opportunities, whole group discussions, group activities, observations, and use of audio-visual materials. Note: Google Classroom may be used to support learning. All candidates will need a Gmail account to access Google Classroom.

Virtual Course Policies and Syllabus

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Spring 2023 Cohort B Tentative Schedule
SAC Part 1
Mondays 6:30-9:30pm

Date  Topic 
3/6 Overview / Manual 
3/13 Professionalism (1) 
3/20 Health (4) 
3/27 Regulations
4/3 Safety (3) 
4/17 Social/
Pos. Guidance (6) Challenging Behaviors 
4/24 Child Development (2) / Self (5) / Culture
5/1  Time Management for Directors
5/8 STEM 1
5/15 Out of School (7) Environments Prop Boxes 
5/22 DAP
6/5  ACEs
6/12  (Erin) Make-Up Class


Scholarship funding to participate in this training may be available through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP). For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please visit You may also contact EIP at or 800-295-9616.

Need help filling out the EIP application? Find Directions Here.