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NYS SAC Credential – Virtual – Part 1 (Cohort B)

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - June 13 @ 9:30 pm

NYS SAC Credential – Part 1 (Cohort B) will start in March 
NYS SAC Credential Part 1* – (Spring 2023-Cohort B)
Dates: March 6, 2023 – June 12, 2023
Time: Monday Evenings,  6:30pm – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Alicia Salamone-Powers
Cost: $1,250 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.


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
  • working with families
  • curriculum development
  • operational program management
  • communication
  • professionalism
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 eip@albany.edu 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.
Have Questions?
Email Erin@NetworkForYouthSuccess.Org
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 February 20, 2023.


March 6 @ 6:30 pm
June 13 @ 9:30 pm


New York State Network for Youth Success
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