CSC has administered the state-funded PA Northeast Region School-Age Child Care (SACC) Project since 1985. As one of five regional projects statewide, the Northeast Region SACC Project serves 16 counties in Northeastern PA: Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.
Services available through the Northeast Regional SACC Project include:
- Offers workshops, seminars and courses on SACC topics to the child care community throughout the Northeast Region. Workshop
topics include school-age development, behavior management, curriculum activities, and program management.
- The School Age Professional Credential (SAPC) is composed of three college credit courses that are offered by local colleges. The courses includes three courses for 9 college credits and can be taken online. This credential is recognized within Keystone STARS as being equivalent to the CDA for school-age practitioners.
- The SACC Project offers technical assistance to new and expanding programs. Telephone, small group, and on-site consultation can be provided along with resource materials and referrals to help programs develop sound business plans and create developmentally appropriate programs for school-age children. To obtain a helpful list of various resources used in a successful school-age program, click here.
- In addition, the staff will conduct an on-site assessment of SACC programs. This assessment helps to evaluate the environment, curriculum, management practices, staffing and other areas critical to a successful SACC program. Plans for program improvement are implemented as a result of the assessment process.
- The SACC Project also offers programs the opportunity to participate in the After School Quality Project. Each year SACC programs are invited to apply to participate in this continuous quality improvement process. Programs that are accepted are provided with free professional development, free on-site consultation, and free resources to assess their program and implement quality enhancements to their program.
For more information regarding the SACC program, SACC Afterschool Quality Project or to request free resources for your SACC program, call Ivy Reynolds at 610-437-6000, extension 2328.