NYS SAC Credential Part 1* – (Fall 2023)
Dates: August 28, 2023 – December 18, 2023
Method of Instruction: Asynchronous Distance Learning (via Google Classroom)
Instructor: Alysha Branch
Cost: $940 per semester. Individuals must take both semesters (Part 1 and Part 2)
*Classes (Parts 1 and 2) can be taken in either order (in a variety of formats), but not at the same time.
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
working with families
operational program management
Part 1 covers skill areas 1-7, and Part 2 covers skill areas 8-14.
Method of Instruction
Virtual learning with a live-instructor. Class sessions will include lectures, cooperative learning opportunities, whole group discussions, group activities, observations, and use of audio-visual materials.
Candidates must take the responsibility to secure, and pay as necessary, their own SAC Credential Advisor from the approved advisor list.
Enrollment in the SAC Credential Course
Individuals enrolling in this course must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and must be currently working/volunteering in a NYS OCFS Licensed/Registered program.
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 www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu. You may also contact EIP at email@example.com or 800-295-9616. If you have received an EIP, please digitally sign it and email the Network. Note: There is a maximum award amount per year per person.
Note: There may be other virtual or face-to-face classes in your area. For a listing go here.
Pricing and times will vary.
*Registration closes on August 14, 2023.