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.

Training Credit

  • 10 hours upon completion of series

Training Audience

  • 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.

Training Narrative

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.



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