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.
After registering, watch your email for additional information. One week before the first class, you will receive a confirmation email with further details, including the workbooks and Zoom link used in this training series. Please note, you must attend all 4 classes in the series to receive STARS credit.
Current EQEL Year 1 Series (Registration Closed):
Wednesday series: 6:30 – 9 pm on April 19. May 3, May 17, and May 31, 2023.
Tuesday series: May-June: 6:30 – 9 pm on May 16, May 30, June 13, and June 27, 2023.
Thursday series: 6:30 – 9 pm on June 15. June 29, July 13, and July 27, 2023.
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.
EQEL Year 1 is also available as a self-paced class: Visit CCAC’s Upcoming Classes webpage or login to the DCYF Training site to find additional trainings and register.
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.