Quality School-Age Care
School-age children have a specific set of developmental needs that are different from younger children. Child care providers will learn the skills needed to effectively adapt their programs to accommodate this age group.
- 10 hours upon completion of series
- Child Care Centers (CCC) and preschools
- Child Development Homes (CDH)
DHS Training Registry
- Iowa’s Child Care Provider Training Registry is an online tool where child care professionals can locate and enroll for DHS-approved professional development. The approved training opportunities can be accessed by visiting the DHS Training Registry.
Module 1: Building Bridges with Children and Families
This 2 hour module sets the stage by focusing on the importance of building a strong relationship with school-age children and their families. Providers will gain an understanding about the importance of communication and cultural competencies and responsiveness.
Module 2: Charting Your Own Course
This 2 hour module examines the importance of participant’s roles as professionals. Providers will self-reflect and examine personal traits and how those play into their professional life.
Module 3: Here’s to Your Health
This 2 hour module will explore the health aspects of school-age child care that are specific to this age group.Providers will gain insight about health records, medication administration, special health care needs, nutritional requirements and illness and injury prevention.
Module 4: Nuts and Bolts
This 2 hour module will explore the typical and atypical growth and development of school-age children. Additionally, providers will gain an understanding of the importance of observation and assessment, as well as discuss the possible source of various guidance issues that arise in school-age programming.
Module 5: Setting the Stage for Success
This 2 hour module will explore the multiple aspects of successful curriculum planning in school-age programs. Providers will discuss the importance of addressing social/emotional, physical and cognitive development in a school-age program, as well as reflect on how observation and assessment play a vital role in deciding the developmentally appropriate activities that are offered in the program.