Professional Development

IMPORTANT TRAINING UPDATE: DUE TO COVID-19 WE WILL ONLY BE OFFERING ONLINE CLASSES AT THIS TIME. 

Summer 2020 Training Schedule  

July 2020 Training Schedule 


The new foundational quality standards states that STARS hours will be calculated for the fiscal year rather than the calendar year.  This began on July 1, 2020.  Child care providers are still required to have 10 STARS hours. The new timeline for STARS hours is:

January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 – 10 STARS hours required of child care providers
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 – 10 STARS hours required of child care providers

If child care providers had a surplus of  STARS hours from 1/1/19-6/30/20, five STARS hours can be carried over to the following year. (Example: If a provider has 15 STARS hours from 1/1/19-6/30/20 they can carry over the five extra hours to the next year – 7/1/20-6/30/21).

For more information on training requirements please refer to these DCYF resources: Training Requirements Chart and the WAC FAQ section. Requirements are also listed on page 36 of the current edition of the Foundational Quality Standards for Early Learning Programs Guidebook.  


PAID ONLINE TRAININGS

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FREE ONLINE TRAININGS

*NEW* COVID CONVERSATIONS - ONLINE TRAINING

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1.5 STARS Hours Each - FREE 

In response to the needs of child care providers, families, and children during this pandemic and challenging time, Child Care Resources will be offering a variety of live, online conversations on topics related to COVID-19. For us to discuss the topic in a meaningful way, spaces in each time slot are limited. Participants are asked to attend only one time slot per topic. You will only receive STARS hours ONCE for each training. In order to give an opportunity to others, we ask that you do not sign up for trainings you have already completed. The live conversations will take place through Zoom video calling. You do not have to have a Zoom license or Zoom account to participate. These live online conversations can be accessed online or by phone. Online viewing is recommended. Please note: You are asked to appear on video during the call as this makes the conversation more personable when we can see one another. On the day prior to the training, you will be emailed information on how to join the Zoom call. 

We will add more training dates when we are able to do so.  Thank you for your patience.

-The Professional Development Team


*We are able to provide customized trainings online. 

Online Customized Training: While we are not able to offer in-person trainings for your site at this time, we can offer a customized training led live over Zoom. Please email provider@childcare.org to discuss this further including topics and rates. Programs participating in Early Achievers will receive a discount.