Virginia Department of Social Services School-Age Child Care Endorsement

The School-Age Child Care Endorsement requires successful completion of the following 12 classroom-based or online courses. Successful completion of each course provides 4 clock hours of training credit. The courses can be taken in any sequence.

  • Ages and Stages of Development for School-Age Children 5 to 8
  • Ages and Stages of Development for School-Age Children 9 to 12
  • Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognition and Reporting for School-Age Children
  • Clubs and Special Interest Groups for School-Age Children
  • Creating Appropriate Learning Environments in School-Age Child Care
  • Guiding the Behaviors of School-Age Children
  • Health Screening for Child Care Professionals
  • Homework, Holiday and Summer Activities for School-Age Children
  • Observation and Recording of School-Age Children
  • Partnerships with Parents of School-Age Children
  • Planning Appropriate Activities for School-Age Children
  • Preventing Injuries in the School-Age Environment


To register online or for additional information, contact the Community College Workforce Alliance at (click on VDSS Child Care Training), 804-523-2298, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Also, for the School-age Endorsement Information Packet, practitioners may access:, click on VDSS Endorsements and then select the appropriate Endorsement.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2015 13:47