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In the wake of the tragic Parkland school shooting, please be aware of these resources should you need to talk with someone.  

Students can call 561-868-3980 or visit the PBSC Counseling Center website.

Faculty and staff should call the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) hotline at 800-272-7252

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40 Hr School Age Certification

*Required Program Objective Code: 5373

Afterschool providers serving school age children 5 years and up through grade 5 must complete: Part I: School Age Child Care Certification and Part II: Foundations of Advancing Youth Development (AYD) Principles.

Information Sessions

Register for Entry Level Info Session

About Our Information Sessions

  • Date:  April 18, 2018
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Place: PBSC, Lake Worth campus, Room CE 118


Current Schedules



Part I: School Age Child Care Certification (28 Hours) HEV0803 Syllabus
This course fulfills Part I of II Parts required to complete the 40-Hour School Age Child Care Training mandated by the Department of Children and Families. 

Part II: Foundations of Advancing Youth Development (AYD) Principles HEV0804 Syllabus
This certification fulfills the remaining 12 hours of training required by the state for afterschool providers serving school age children ages 5 and up (through grade 5). This training will introduce afterschool providers to a specialized school age curriculum focusing on the stages of development for children ages 5 and up. 100% Attendance is required.


Part I and Part II requires that the participant pass a competency exam with score of 70% or higher given by Department of Children and Families.   DCF Information



Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. is a non-profit, intermediary organization dedicated to quality school-age afterschool programs.  Prime Time offers scholarships to Management and front line practitioners employed in a Palm Beach County afterschool program working with school-age children.  Complete a scholarship application here.  For more information, contact Nicole Tarsia at 561-732-8066,ext. 117 or visit the Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. web site at:


Contact Info

Natalie Fernandez, Administrative Assistant II

Luisa Brennan, Program Director


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