Vermont Afterschool partners with the Child Development Division (CDD) to offer FREE 3-credit, online courses for afterschool professionals through the Community College of Vermont (CCV). This is a tuition-free opportunity for those who are currently working in a regulated childcare setting.
For questions on courses, please contact Tricia Pawlik-York, Workforce and Program Improvement Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-448-3464.
SPRING 2017 COURSE: Afterschool Education & Development of the School-Age Child (EDU 2065)
This course focuses on afterschool education related to the development of school age children. Emphasis is on exploring the interconnections between child/youth development, the transition to and participation in school, and growth within a community context. Topics include: developmental theories and research, observation and assessment tools, design of inclusive integrated curriculum, understanding school and community in the context of youth development, and transitions related to providing afterschool education.
Semester Dates: January 23 – May 5, 2017
How to Register: Course is full!
FALL 2017 COURSE: Introduction to Afterschool Education and Care (EDU 1320)
This course engages students in an exploration of the growing field of afterschool age care and education. This course provides students with an understanding of the history of the afterschool field and examines the skills and training that are needed to successfully develop and administer high-quality programming in afterschool settings. Topics include: history of the afterschool age education and the core competency areas for professionals, including child and youth development, health and safety, program organization and professional development, family and community, and teaching and learning.
Semester Dates: TBD
10 day-long workshops focusing on a variety of topic areas, including: leadership skills, fundraising, grantseeking, marketing, strategic planning, financial management, human resources, and board development. Classes held in two locations in both fall and spring. Tuition is $1300, with various scholarships available. For more information, see the following: Certificate in Nonprofit Management.