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The School Age Care Credential Prep Course helps students prepare to earn the New York State SAC Credential.  Learn best practices in before- and after-school programming and complete SAC Credential requirements.

SACC Prep I:  Skill Areas 1-7, September 11-December 18, 2018

SAC Credential Orientation Contents

 

Topic/Activity

Candidate Action

Video: SAC Credential Process Orientation

View; Read Chapter 1 of SAC Credential Manual

SAC Credential Process Quiz

Take the quiz as many times as you like until you get a perfect score and reinforce your learning about the SAC Credential Process

Video: Portfolio Orientation #1

View: Read Chapter 4 of SAC Credential Manual, pages 58-64

Assignment: Portfolio Autobiography

Submit to SAC Credential Prep Course Instructor

Assignment: Portfolio Program Description

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Video: Portfolio Orientation #2

View; Read Chapter 4 of SAC Credential Manual, pages 65-68

Assignment: One Portfolio Entry for Standard 1-3

Submit to SAC Credential Prep Course Instructor for approval

SAC Credential Glossary

View to reinforce understanding of SAC Credential Process and Requirements



Skill Area 1 Professionalism Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

Professional Provider

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Video: Professionalism Competency Standards

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Video: Professionalism

Video: Set Professional Development Goals

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Strengths and Growth Needs

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 1

1 short-term SMART goal to increase professionalism



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Skill Area 2 Child Development Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

KWL Chart

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Video: Skill Area 2 Competency Standards

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Video: How Children Change As They Grow

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Quiz: Children Change As They Grow

 

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Video: Creative Lesson Planning

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Resource File #8

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Video: Meet Needs; Teach Skills

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Meet Children’s Needs with the Circle of Courage Model

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Video: Contextual Environmental Influences

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Foundations for Young Adult Success

Read

Apply

Observe and Count Assets of One Child

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 2

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Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Child Development


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Skill Area 3 Safety Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

Licensor – Provider Relationship

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Video:  Skill Area 3 Competency Standards

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Video: Safety

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Quiz: NYS School-Age Care Regulations

Take until you get a perfect score

Safety Checklists

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 2

Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Safety



Skill Area 4 Health Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

Be a Role Model for Healthy Behavior

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Video: Skill Area 4 Competency Standards

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Healthy Eating and Active Living

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Assess How Easy it is to Make Healthy Choices in Your Program

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Mental and Emotional Health

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Apply

Positive Education for Health

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 4

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Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Health


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Skill Area 5 Self Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

How Children Develop a Sense of Self

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Video: Skill Area 5 Competency Standards

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Video: Temperament/Observation

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What’s the Temperamental Fit

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Video: Self-Esteem

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Apply

Models and Mentors

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Show Children an Adult of High Self-Esteem

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 5

Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Self


Skill Area 6 Guidance, Discipline, Behavior Management Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

Take Inventory: When, Where, What of Challenging Behaviors

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Video:  Skill Area 6 Competency Standards

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Video: Build Your Toolbox 1

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Guidance/Discipline Values

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Video: Build Your Toolbox 2

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Awareness Inventories

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 6

 

Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Guidance, Discipline, Behavior Management


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Skill Area 7 Out-of-School Environments Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

What's in Your Control? What Do You Like?

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Video: Skill Area 7 Competency Standards

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Video: Great Spaces for After-School

Video: Make Your Environment Teach!

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Assess Your Space

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Redesign Your Space

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 7

 

Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Out-of-School Environments



Skill Area 8 Creative Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

How do you help children learn creativity?

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Video: Skill Area 8 Competency Standards

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Add/Apply

Text: Chapter 11 Equipment to Promote Creativity

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Add

Video: Creative Lesson Planning

View

Apply

Involve Children in Program Planning

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Resource File Item # 18: Performing Arts Lesson Plan

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 8

Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Creativity


Skill Area 9 Physical Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

Play Matters

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Video: Skill Area 9 Competency Standards

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Text: Chapter 15

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Text: Chapter 1o

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Play Perceptions and Leadership

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 9

Resource File # 9 Build Your Active Games Collection

Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Physical Development


Skill Area 10 Cognitive Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

What do you know about Cognitive Development?

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Video: Skill Area 10 Competency Standards

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Video: How Children Learn; How We Can Help

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Text Chapters 12-13: Stuff to Help Children Learn

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Video: Resources to Guide Learning

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Quiz: NYS Common Core Standards

Take until you get a perfect score

Explore Resources to Inspire Learning

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Frameworks to Support and Inspire Learning

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 10

Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Cognitive Development


Skill Area 11 Communications Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

What communication skills matter?

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Video:  Skill Area 11 Competency Standards

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Video: Communicate to Gain Cooperation

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Gain Skills, Teach Skills

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 11

Resource File Items #24 and #25

Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Communication


Skill Area 12 Social Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

What social skills matter?

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Video: Skill Area 12 Competency Standards

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Text Chapter 7

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Videos: Social Emotional Learning

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Resource File #17: Teach Social Awareness

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 12

Resource File Item #21

Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Social


Skill Area 13 Families Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

Family Partnerships

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Video: Skill Area 13 Competency Standards

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Video: Families in After-School

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Text Chapter 3

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Increase Family Involvement in Your Program

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 13

Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism with Families


Skill Area 14 Operational Program Management Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Anchor

Program Quality Standards

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Video:  Skill Area 14 Competency Standards

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Text Chapter 17

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Video: Program Accreditation Standards

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Use Program Quality Standards

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3 Portfolio Entries Skill Area 14

Resource File #28-30

Short-term SMART goal to Increase Professionalism in Program Operational Management


Prep for SAC Credential Assessment Contents

Section

Topic

Candidate Action

Add

Video: Create SMART Professional Development Goals

View

Apply

Set Professional Development Goals

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Video: Prep for Assessment – the Process

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Away

Quiz: The SAC Credential Process

Take as many times as necessary to obtain a perfect score.


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AfterSchool Works provides mandatory training for SAC Credential Advisors to ensure that Candidates get the support they need to succeed in earning their SAC Credential.  Training covers:

  • SAC Credential Process
  • Role and Responsibilities of the Advisor
    • Observing Candidates
    • Coaching for quality improvement and credential success
    • Reviewing/Supporting Candidate Documentation
    • Coaching for Assessment Visit

There will be a quiz to assess your understanding of the Advisor role.

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