This course will provide individuals who are interested in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum with a focus on before- and after-school care that covers kindergarten through grade 5. Topics covered in this course include growth and development, learning environments and curriculum development, observation and assessment of youth, interactions and engagement, family, school and community relationships, safety and wellness, and professional development and leadership. Students will learn these topics with the intent to promote respect for cultural diversity and create inclusive and respectful environments. This curriculum aligns with the National Afterschool Association and the New Hampshire After School Credential. Students will be expected to carry out 2 hours/week of observation and practice hours in an after-school setting.