The state of Washington Department of Early Learning requires all new child care providers to complete specific STARS courses.  The training includes the DEL 30-hour Basics course, either Child Care or School Age.  This 10-module course is the only courses accepted by DEL for initial licensing.  

UPDATE: The DCYF has a new 30 hour Child Care Basics course issued 2018

The Child Care Basics course is a broad introduction for professionals who are pursuing a career in the early care and education field. This curriculum is designed to meet the initial basic training requirement for child care center staff and family child care home staff working in licensed or certified programs in Washington State. Topics covered include child growth and development, executive functioning, health and safety, family interactions and community building, program planning and professional practice. 

Additionally, licensees will need to complete CPR/First Aid certification, Bloodborne Pathogens, HIV/AIDS courses and the DEL Safe Sleep class.

New Training Requirements for WA State Providers

SG Classes Online has these courses available individually or in a discounted package:

After you've completed your initial training, we've got everything you need to keep the learning going and help you meet your annual requirements as well.  Try our All STARS special for a great value on your first year's training.

All courses are available online and can be completed on any device: desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.  There's no waiting for enrollment--classes are added to your immediately after ordering.  The certificate of completion is also available online right after you complete each course.

Our classes are STARS-approved and we'll report all completed classes to your MERIT account so you can be assured of getting proper credit for your training.

How to get credit for your STARS classes

Get started today with your initial training and take our nearly 200 STARS courses to meet your annual 10 hours of continuing education requirements.