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The New York State School-Age Care Credential

About the New York State School-Age Care Credential

AfterSchool Works! New York administers the most successful School-Age Care Credential program in the nation. Developed in collaboration with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Bureau of Early Childhood Services and Cornell University, the New York State School-Age Care Credential is designed to promote quality services to children and families by providing specific standards, training and evaluation of afterschool practitioners.

The New York State School-Age Care Credential Manual was developed to serve as a guide to the credentialing process.

About Our Distance Learning SAC Preparation Course

Distance Learning is just as demanding as traditional classroom based education, and requires significantly more self-motivation and time management skills.

The Distance Learning School Age Care Preparation Course includes viewing recorded videos, reading, and substantial writing – both to meet Credential requirements as well as serve as class discussion and interaction. Technological requirements for distance learning students include: high speed Internet and access to a digital camera. Students can expect to spend a minimum of 4 hours weekly on coursework.

The New York State Education Incentive Program (EIP) has approved this course as an eligible distance-learning course. The cost of this course is $900.00 per 14 week semester, for a total course cost of $1,800.00. A $100.00 non-refundable registration fee is required to secure your registration in our upcoming course. This amount will be applied to your total tuition. In addition, current membership in AfterSchool Works! New York is required prior to registration. Candidate’s signature at the bottom of this form indicates their obligation to satisfy full payment for this class in the event they are not awarded EIP funds covering the full course cost. (EIP is not available for non-NYS residents. Please contact us if you have questions about other funding streams in your state and whether we accept those forms of payment/vouchers.)

Please note that your commitment to the required coursework and ability to complete assignments, engage in online discussions and access to both the Internet and email is essential. This is a demanding course, and we ask that you consider your ability to complete both semesters prior to applying. Students who attend three or more class sessions are required to pay tuition for the entire semester. Tuition payments are non-refundable.

Completing the SAC Credential Prep Course does not ensure that the SAC Credential will be awarded. Successful course completion includes development of a Portfolio and Resource File, at least 3 observations from a local Advisor (Candidate is responsible to select an Advisor who MUST then complete mandatory training to be approved by AfterSchool Works NY.), and payment of $1,000.00. All SAC Credential candidates working in programs licensed by NYS OCFS are eligible to receive 100% of the assessment fee through EIP regardless of income status as long as funds are available.

Distance Learning SAC Credential Prep Course Dates:

Fall Semester: (Skill Areas 8-14) September 17-December 17, 2013.

Spring Semester: (Skill Areas 1-7) January 21 – May 6, 2014

Class not held during school breaks.

Students may begin in either the spring or fall semester, but should enroll for two consecutive semesters..

CLICK HERE to view the SCHOOL-AGE CARE CREDENTIAL PREP COURSE announcement.

*Please note that no refunds will be provided to those attending three or more classes.

CLICK HERE Course Application for SAC Credential Candidates.