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The NYS School-Age Care Credential Preparatory Course is a 2-semester long program with 36 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.

Sign up here for the NYS School-Age Care Credential  



Cohort 11 - Semester 1 

Wednesdays, September 11th - Nov 27th, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Cohort 10 B - Semester 2 

Thurs, September 12th - Nov 25th, 2024 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

(This is a 2 Semester Course - Semester 2 Starts in September)


CALL 212-491-6500

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.

Course Description

The School Age Care Credential 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 school age child care programs, who serve children ages 5 to 13 years old.  Competency standards demonstrating the ability to nurture children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth will be explored.


Major topics include:

  • maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment

  • child development

  • challenging behaviors

  • working with families

  • curriculum development

  • operational program management

  • communication

  • professionalism

Part 1 covers skill areas 1-7, and Part 2 covers skill areas 8-14. 


Method of Instruction

Virtual learning with a live-instructor.  Class sessions will include lectures, cooperative learning opportunities, whole group discussions, group activities, observations, and use of audio-visual materials.


Candidates must take the responsibility to secure, and pay as necessary, their own SAC Credential Advisor from the approved advisor list.


Enrollment in the SAC Credential Course
Individuals enrolling in this course must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and must be currently working/volunteering in a NYS OCFS Licensed/Registered program.



This is a re-imbursement program with us at First Steps- Urban Outreach, Inc.

Scholarship funding to participate in this training may be available through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP). For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please visit

  • You may also contact EIP at or 800-295-9616.

  • If you have received an EIP, please digitally sign it and email the Network.  

  • Note: There is a maximum award amount per year per person.

Register Today!

First Steps – Urban Outreach, Inc. is a host agency for the New York State SAC Credential Preparatory Course.


CONTACT US AT: 212-491-6500.

EIP 2023:

  • The last day to submit 2023 EIP applications will be Sunday, December 3rd, 2023.

  • All supporting documentation for 2023 must be received by Friday, December 29th, 2023.

  • No awards for 2023 will be issued after close of business on Friday, December 29th, 2023.

EIP 2024:

  • We will begin accepting 2024 EIP applications on Monday, December 4th, 2023.

  • Participants with complete applications will not be awarded until Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.

Video: How to Apply To Receive EIP if Eligible

EIP May Fund This Program With Incentive Monies

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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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