This training is Year 1 of Enhancing Quality of Early Learning (EQEL). EQEL is a 20-hour training series completed over two years. The EQEL training series is available at no cost for providers hired or promoted after August 1, 2019 into a role that requires this training. This class is also part of PACE, the community-based training option for meeting WAC education requirements. Visit DCYFs Training Requirements webpage for more information.

EQEL Year 1 includes Part 1: Responsive Caregiving, and Part 2: Brain Building & Executive Function. This training series will be held live and online; it will not be recorded. Active participations and full attendance in all 10 hours of EQEL Year 1 are required for STARS credit.

To register, click on the series you would like to register below and fill out the Zoom Registration Form.  Within a few business days, you will receive and email confirmation, Zoom link, and additional information.

Monday Series: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov 21, and Dec. 5, 2022. To register, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday Series: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, and Nov. 16, 2022.  This class is FULL.  If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please call or email Nancy Hobson at (360) 786-8907 x100 or 

To receive STARS credit, you will be required to participate in all live, online classes by typing comments or participating in surveys, polls, and discussions.  As a participant, you must be able to view the instructor and visual aids.  You will not be required to show yourself on camera, but it can be nice to have face-to-face contact. Tips for participating in the class will be emailed to you the week of the training.  Requirements: stable internet access, audio via phone or speaker, and an email address.






Via Zoom