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SACC Credential

The NYS School-Age Care Credential Preparatory Course is a 2-semester long program with 35 hours each semester. It can take 9-15 months to complete. The program is designed to support youth development professionals in obtaining the New York State School-Age Care (SAC) Credential.

SACC Credential For Directors 

(School Aged Child Care Center Directors)

If you are a child care provider that works with school-age children, the School-Age Care (SAC) Credential is a program which was developed to promote quality services to children and families by providing specific standards, training, and evaluation of school-age staff members and providers.


By earning a SAC Credential, you’ll be afforded the opportunity to gain professional esteem and recognition for demonstrating competence in on-the-job skills.

First Steps – Urban Outreach, Inc. is a host agency for the New York State SAC Credential Preparatory Course. The course is an in-depth study of competency standards that reflect best practices in after-school programs. This course is specifically designed for individuals currently employed in SACC programs, center-based, or home-based child care programs who serve children ages 5 to 13 years old. Seminar instruction is held weekday mornings during the school year. Class does not take place during school breaks. In addition to seminar instruction, FSUO also provides you with a Credential Advisor who will serve as your mentor throughout the credentialing process. For more information about the SAC Credential or class schedule, please contact Gregory Pereira at 212-491-6500.

Video: How to Apply To Receive EIP if Eligible

EIP May Fund This Program With Incentive Monies

Doing Homework

The Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is a scholarship program that helps child care providers pay for training and educational activities with the intent to build provider knowledge, skills, and competencies in order to improve the quality of child care. Please see the EIP Process/6 Simple Steps to learn more.

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