30 Hour Child Care Basics Module 1

3 Hours
The class is also available as part of the below Knowledge Collections

The 30 hour child care basics course is required by the Department of Children, Youth and Families for all new licensees in Washington State. This is the first module in the 10 module series.

This mobile-friendly course is accessible on any device, including tablets and phones.

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Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Child Care Basics

Module 1 - Professional Practice


Licensed providers can get reimbursed up to $250 per year from MERIT for all approved STARS classes you complete, on a first-come, first-serve basis. To learn about how to apply for reimbursement through your MERIT record, visit the DCYF website and scroll down to “Training Reimbursement” near the bottom of the page.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Summarize the fundamentals of professional behavior and on-going growth
  • Relate program policies to specific Washington licensing rules and laws
  • Identify what, where and how records are kept