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Register Now for Winter Quarter

Throughout King and Pierce Counties

Classes for Winter Quarter happen January thru March, and registration is now open. Register now for the best selection of both in-person and virtual via Zoom. In-Service Training An early learning provider with at least 12 months of cumulative employment must complete 10 hours of annual in-service training (WAC 110-300-0107). In-service hours are monitored by calendar …

Business of Child Care FULL – We are no longer accepting registrations

Virtual via ZOOM

Join us for a comprehensive business curriculum for family childcare owners, child care center directors and administrators. The Business of Child Care curriculum covers business plans, business leadership, marketing, and finance. It delivers activities and tools to strengthen childcare businesses, prepare for lending opportunities, and improve facilities, program marketing, and overall program effectiveness.  This virtual series will use a mix …

Back to Basics! (New Class)

Virtual via ZOOM

A training series to support staff who are new to the field of ECE in understanding the “why” behind best practices. Between each training week participants will create an action plan to implement and then reflect with the group on the experience: The following topics will be explored:  Environmental Design, Classroom Organization, curriculum, Relationships with …

DCYF DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS (New Class)

BrightSpark Kent 841 N Central Ave #232, Kent, WA, United States

This training is designed for licensed in-home and center providers. Its aim is to develop a shared understanding of the importance of culture in the acquisition of language, the benefits of learning more than one language, and the best practices that support language development for all children. There is no expectation that individuals participating in …

How Can I Help You? Reconsidering Behavior Management in-person at our BrightSpark Lake City office

BrightSpark Lake City 12360 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, United States

Participants will be asked to read an article BEFORE this training as we will discuss the article during our time together. A link to the article will be emailed to you if you register for this session. When we show irritation with children’s behavior, we send children mixed messages about how we really feel about …