School-Age Child Care

School-Age Child Care

Patrick Henry Community College - Martinsville, VA

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AWARD: After satisfactorily completing courses with a "C" average (2.0), the student should contact the registrar's office and apply for graduation after verification that all program requirements have been met. Students interested in a certificate, diploma or associate degree should talk to a counselor to investigate the possibilities of using these courses in other curricula. LENGTH: Variable for upgrading, retraining and continuing career students. The options within this program normally amount to the minimum equivalent of one semester of full-time community college work and not more than the equivalent of a year (9-29) credits. PURPOSE: This program is designed to meet the training needs of students who want to work with school-age children, age 5-12, in before- and after-school programs. The curriculum also offers an organized course of study for those who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of child development. OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Graduates will have fundamental skills for entry level classroom assistance. Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in education methods, instructional technology, presentations, and lesson planning.

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