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)
*** Advisement, Assessment (Endorsement), books and required NYSNYS membership fees are 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 and Google Drive with storage to participate.

Virtual Course Policies and Syllabus

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Fall 2023
SAC Part 2
Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm

Date Topic
9/15/23 Orientation/ Overview / Manual
9/22/23 Social & Emotional (12)
Homework Help
9/29/23 Cognitive Development (10)
10/6/23 Program Management & Quality (14)
10/13/23 Creative (8)
10/20/23 Physical Development (9)
10/27/23 Observing & Recording 
11/3/23 Special Needs
11/17/23 Coaching as Supervision
12/1/23 Communication (11)

2/8/23 Families (13)
Homework/Make Up
12/15/23 Goal Setting, Action Planning & Endorsement Video

Spring 2024
SAC Part 1
Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm

Date Topic
Fri Jan 12 Orientation/ Overview / Manual- Refresher
Fri Jan 19 Professionalism (1)
Wed Jan 24 Homework Help
Fri Jan 26 Child Development (2)
Fri Feb 2 OCFS/DOH Regulations
Fri Feb 9 Safety (3)
Fri Feb 16 Highway to Healthy Habits
Fri Feb 23 Health (4)
Fri Mar 1 Self (5)
Fri Mar 8 STEM
Fri Mar 15 Guidance (6)
Fri Mar 22 Environments (7)
Wed Mar 27 Homework/Make Up
Fri Mar 29 Goal Setting, Action Planning & Endorsement  


Fall 2024 (Tentative)
SAC Part 2
Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm

Date Topic
9/20/24 Orientation/ Overview / Manual
9/27/24 Social & Emotional (12)
9/26/24 Homework Help
10/4/24 Cognitive Development (10)
10/11/24 Program Management & Quality (14)
10/18/24 Creative (8)
10/25/24 Physical Development (9)
11/1/24 Observing & Recording 
11/15/24 Special Needs
11/22/24 Coaching as Supervision
12/6/24 Communication (11)
12/13/24 Families (13)
12/12/24 Homework/Make Up
12/20/24 Goal Setting, Action Planning & Endorsement Video



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.