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. 

EQEL Year 2 includes Part 1: Engaging Interactions and Environments, and Part 2: Positive Behavior Supports.

Child Care Aware/CCAC will be offering EQEL year 1 and Year 2 in English and Spanish throughout the year.  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 Registration Form.

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 Training Series (Registration Closed):

EQEL Year 1, May-June series: 6:30-9 pm on Tuesdays: May 14, May 28, June 11, and June 25, 2024. This training series is FULL.

EQEL Year 2, May-June series: 6:30-9 pm on Tuesdays: May 7, May 21, June 4, and June 18, 2024. This training series is FULL.

If you would like to be notified when new classes become available, click here and fill out CCAC’s contact list for EQEL Year 1 and Year 2.  

If you have additional questions about classes in English, you can also contact Nancy Hobson at Child Care Action Council, Nancy.Hobson@CCACWA.org or (360)786-8907 x100. Si tiene preguntas adicionales, comuníquese con Norma Hernandez en Child Care Action Council, (360) 581-6704 o Norma.Hernandez@CCACWA.org.

EQEL is also available as a self-paced class.  For more information or to register for self-paced classes, click here.  You can also 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.






Via Zoom