About Child Development: School-Age Care

This Certificate prepares you to work with school-age children ( 5-12 years) in group educational settings.

Group educational settings include: extended learning, summer programs, after-school and enrichment programs and satisfies the educational requirements for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Child Development School Age Permit. This certificate prepares you for a range of jobs and after additional study can enter administration, TK-12 teaching, school administration, family support, school-based counseling, etc.

Explore Potential Careers

Obtaining a School-Age Care Certificate can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Extended learning opportunities are also widely available in this area. After-school, summer recreational and educational programs and out-of-school enrichment programs all have seasonal and full year job openings. This career fits well with college attendance as both PT and FT opportunities are often available and these jobs allows students to gain valuable experience working with older children ages 5- 12 years.

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units
CDEV 53 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEV 65 Orientation to ECE Principles and Practice 3
CDEV 66 Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum 3
CDEV 67 Child, Family, and Community 3

Total Units: 12 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units
CDEV 95 School-Age Child Care Curriculum 3
CDEV 97 School Age Growth & Development 3

Total Units: 6

Total Units: [15]

Transfer Options

All area CSU's and private institutions provide transfer continuity. SFSU specifically offers a variety of emphasis areas within the Child and Adolescent Development Dept. for those interested in pursuing careers with children and youth. Future teachers also can major in Liberal Studies, Ethnic Studies and subject area content.

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.