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The Washington State Department of Early Learning's training registry is referred to as MERIT, previously known as STARS.  As a child care provider, you will need to create a MERIT account to track your professional development training and your STARS hours. 

You can get reimbursed for your STARS-approved training, up to $250 each year. When you set up an account with SG Classes Online, please provide your STARS ID number and we'll report all your completed classes to MERIT so you can get credit for your training and be eligible for reimbursement.

Here are some useful links to help you learn about STARS training and navigate the MERIT system:

New DCYF Training and Credential Requirements FAQs

Washington State Child Care Licensing

Understanding the STARS requirements

What is MERIT?

What Training is Required?

Getting Reimbursed for Your Training

Discounted and Specially-Pricing STARS Packages

Experienced STARS Trainers

10 Hour STARS Packages

Approved STARS Classes

Free Online STARS Classes

Immediate Access to Classes and Certificates

Low Cost 30 Hour Basics Packages

Discounts and Promotions on STARS Classes

STARS Classes for Phones and Tablets

Easy Access Options for STARS Hours

Quick and Easy Access to DEL Basic Training Classes

Initial Basic Training


Washington State STARS Merit registry