Professional Development Opportunities

 




 

Trainings around the region are listed below or on the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) website.

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STARS 

The purpose of Washington STARS (State Training And Registry System)is to ensure quality care for all children in our state through increased opportunities for basic and on-going training for child care, early education, and school age providers. STARS emerged from a widespread call from both child care providers and consumers for increased training and compensation to improve the quality of care for children and youth. 

For more information about STARS or MERIT please visit the MERIT website.



Blueprints for Learning is a nonprofit organization working to increase the quality of child care in our community.

 

For more information about classes go to the website: http://blueprints4learning.org/teachers/s-t-a-r-s-classes/

Call to register: (509) 777-0822 ext. 5, fax registrations to: (509) 777-0855, or email: blueprints4learning@yahoo.com

Classes are held at 35 W. Main in The Community Building (unless otherwise noted).

30 Hour Basic STARS Training: Meet WA State DEL Licensing requirements for new staff in a fun, engaging atmosphere. This in-person training is suitable for centers, family child care, and school-age programs. All classes are held in our training room. Some work outside of class is required. 

Registration is required. You may register online at http://blueprints4learning.org/teachers/s-t-a-r-s-classes/

Please bring payment to the first class or send in prior. Students must attend all classes to receive credit and be eligible for reimbursement. There will be no make-up assignments offered. If a class is missed, it must be made up in the next series offered.