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NC Dvision of Child Development (DCD)


  • Education & Equivalency Form for Child Care Providers
  • Criminal Record Check –  Please see the Division of Child Development website at www.ncchildcare.net and choose the “DHHS Criminal Record Check” option for information and forms regarding the criminal record check process
  • BSAC – A 5 hour introductory level training event for school age care professionals that are new to the field.  The training includes the following modules:  1) Quality Care, 2) Health, Safety, Nutrition, 3) Child Development, 4) Environmental Design, 5) Developmentally Appropriate Activities, and 6) Guiding Child Behavior.  N.C. Licensing Regulations are woven throughout the session. This training is required by the NC Division of Child Development for school age care professionals working in licensed programs but is a great training for new staff in any afterschool program setting.


National Afterschool Association Standards for Quality School Age Care

Professional Competencies (not required) NC Afterschool Professional Competencies



Wallace Foundation’s Lessons from 5 Cities on Building After-School Systems


Employment Links

Code of Ethics

National Afterschool Association (NAA) Code of Ethics

College Education Programs

NC School Age Credential (see Standards)

NC School-Age Care Certificate (15 credit hours)

NC School-Age Diploma

NC School-Age Associate Degree

College Scholarship

In-Service Training Sources


Afterschool Investment Project – North Carolina State Profile

Guide to School Engagement – http://www.childtrends.org/Files/Child_Trends-2008_10_29_RB_SchoolEngage.pdf

Program Start Up – http://www.CCSCenter.org

Forum for Youth Investment – http://www.forumforyouthinvestment.org/

Promising Practices in Afterschool – http://www.afterschool.org/

Workforce.net – http://www.work-force-usa.net


Training & Networks

Afterschool Alliance



National Afterschool Association (NAA) http://www.naaweb.org

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – www.naeyc.org

National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices – http://www.nga.org

National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) –

NC Association for the Education of Young Children (NCaeyc)   – www.ncaeyc.org

NC Center for Afterschool Programs –http://www.nccap.net/about/mission.cfm

Partners In Out-of-School Time (POST) –http://www.postcarolinas.org

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