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Professional Development

Professional Development Training Academy

Our Professional Development Academy offers a wide variety of STARS class for early learning professionals. Our classes are:

  • Taught by MERIT-approved early learning experts who understand your work
  • Designed to support your success in Early Achievers
  • Written to allow you to interact and share with other people who do what you do
  • Reimbursed through MERIT, for those with a MERIT account
For a list of currently scheduled classes, CLICK HERE!

In-Service Training for Centers

CCAC offers customized classes for center directors who want to provide a class for their entire staff. Customized classes for centers are:
  • Fully aligned with Early Achievers
  • Based on your center’s current needs and goals
  • Offered in collaboration with your Early Achievers coach, who can reinforce learning
  • Affordable: About $100 per hour, regardless of group size
For more information on customized training, call Connie Dougherty at 360-786- 8907, ext. 108.