Child Care Resources' training schedule is also printed in the current issue of Childhood Community News.
Child Care Resources offers customized STARS Training especially designed for your staff. Read the brochure.
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Licensed child care providers in Washington state are required to complete a 30-hour basic training and 10 hours of continuing training annually.
The Washington State Training and Registry System (STARS) is a career development and training system for individuals who work in child care, early education, and school-age care.
STARS training is for family child care providers, school age care supervisors, school age care site coordinators, center directors, program supervisors, and lead staff.
The 20-Hour STARS Basic Training can be taken through a Washington STARS approved trainer. Child Care Resources is a STARS approved trainer.
To Search for STARS Training - visit the MERIT Website
Step 1: Request STARS ID
A Stars ID Request Form must be submitted to Washington STARS to get a STARS ID which is used to track all STARS training. Go to STARS ID Request
Step 2: STARS 30-Hour Basic Training
The STARS 30-hour Basic Training must be completed within the first six months of being licensed or hired. The material covered in the 30-Hour Basic Training is based on the state guidebook, An Adult Sized Guide to Child Sized Environments, which is a companion to Washington Stateís licensing requirements. We offer this training.
Step 3: STARS 10-Hour Continuing Education
Providers are required to complete 10 hours of continuing education every year. Training must be based on Washington State Core Competency Areas. For center directors and program supervisors, five of the ten hours each year must be in the area of administration. We offer this training.
Exemptions and Special Situations
For information about internet or video training for the 30-hour STARS Basic Training, contact Kris Lowe at email@example.com.
Training Venues and Locations
Child Care Resources
King County Libraries