This is a tuition-free opportunity for those who are currently working in a regulated child care setting.
This opportunity is made possible because of a grant from the Child Development Division of the Vermont Department of Children and Families. For questions on courses and registration, please contact Tricia Pawlik at tricia null vermontafterschool. 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.
This course focuses on afterschool education related to the development of school age children. Topics include: developmental theories and research, observation and assessment tools, de of inclusive integrated curriculum, understanding school and community in the context of youth development, and transitions related to providing afterschool education.
Discuss the history and philosophy of afterschool education and why it is important in the context of child and community development. Apply the major aspects of child and youth development to afterschool education settings and other diverse programs.
Develop a program de for an afterschool educational setting that reflects the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of youth. Perform a self-assessment using the core competencies and best practices in afterschool education within the State of Vermont for early childhood and afterschool professionals.
Research major theories and theorists connected with child and youth development and identify how they connect to states of development, theories of play, socialization theory and school beginnings, scaffold learning theory, peer relations, and asset development.
Define developmental domains and milestones for children ages including the physical, cognitive, social and emotional areas as they connect to language development, socialization, and problem-solving skills.
De a developmentally appropriate, asset-based, and culturally inclusive curriculum plan for all youth ages including those identified with special needs. Create tools to support healthy transitions for youth to other learning environments e.
Analyze relationships between youth and school or community including peer relations, social and school systems, and family systems. Built for new and existing nonprofit leaders, participants gain and refine the skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions.
Fundraising and Development Certificate Program Deed for small to mid-sized nonprofits, this program for Executive Directors and other nonprofit staff members actively builds and improves fundraising capacity and skills in all areas of development. The program provides a collaborative learning environment consisting of interactive training, peer learning circles, and individualized coaching.
Participants create a development plan for their organization as part of this program. We are in the process of planning Summer fundraising training this year.