The Credential Experience as Opportunity

I spend my days training after-school program directors and line staff. One of the trainings I am
most excited to lead is Dignity of Children’s New York State School-Age Care (SAC) Credential
Preparatory Course.

This course holds special meaning for me because I went through this training myself. As a
former after-school director, I had worked in the field for 12 years when I was suddenly required
to obtain the SAC credential or else lose my job.

I wrote about this experience in the spring 2018 issue of the Afterschool Matters journal (URL
Link: In this article I share how, while I was initially daunted by the training, the
experience was one of the best things to happen in my career.

If you have considered getting your NYS SAC credential and have ever wrestled with the pros
and cons of doing so, I invite you to read this article.

Feel free to reach me directly if you have questions. I know the challenges and rewards of the
credentialing process, and I’m here to support you.


By Tinnycua Williams, Master Trainer of Dignity of Children