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, choose a series below and fill out the Zoom Registration Form. Within a few business days, you will receive an email with a registration confirmation, Zoom link, and additional information. Please note, you must attend all 4 classes in the series to receive STARS credit.
Winter Tuesday series: 6:30 – 9 pm on Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, and March 7, 2023. This class is FULL.
Monday series: 6:30 – 9 pm on Feb. 13, Feb. 27, March 13, and March 27, 2023. To register for this series, click here and fill out the Monday EQEL Year 1 Zoom Registration Form.
Spring Tuesday series: 6:30 – 9 pm on March 21, April 4, April 18, and May 2, 2023. To register for this series, click here and fill out the Spring EQEL Year 1 Zoom Registration Form.
Spanish language series: 6:30 – 9 pm on Feb. 28, March 14, March 28, and April 11, 2023. To register for this series, click here and fill out the Spanish EQEL Year 1 Zoom Registration Form.
Please contact Nancy Hobson at Nancy.Hobson@CCACWA.org or (360)786-8907 x100 if you have further questions, or would like to be notified when new classes become available.
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 before the training series. Requirements: stable internet access, audio via phone or speaker, and an email address.