This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills individuals need to care for school-age children and adolescents in group educational and recreational settings. In this course students will review professional ethics, standards of quality and NH licensing regulations relevant to programs for school age children and youth and observe and discuss the effects of space, equipment, materials and relationships upon play and learning in various school age settings. Focus will be on development of the skills and strategies that the school-age providers need to select, plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities to engage children and youth in active learning, support academic and personal development and facilitate caring and trusting relationships with adults and peers. At least 10 hours of observation and community service in programs for school age children will be required. This course will only be offered during the summer term. Prerequisite: TCHE110M or permission of Department Chair.