This training is Year 2 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 2 includes Part 1: Engaging Interactions and Environments, and Part 2: Positive Behavior Supports. 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 2 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 credit.

Wednesday series: 6:30-9 pm on November 1, November 15, November 29, and December 13, 2023.  To register, click on the following link to fill out the November-December EQEL Year 2 Registration Form.

Current EQEL Year 2 Series (Registration Closed):

Monday series: 6:30-9 pm on October 2, October 16, October 30, and November 13, 2023.

Please contact Nancy Hobson at or (360)786-8907 x100 if you have further questions, or would like to be notified when new classes become available.

EQEL Year 2 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 this session by typing comments or participating in surveys, polls, and discussions. As a participant, you must be able to view the instructor and visuals 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.


Karin Anderson, Susan Burnham, and Kim Mather-Schopen


FREE to providers required to take this training

Registration Reminders

  • Registration is required 48 hours prior to class.
  • Those arriving more than 15 minutes late will not receive a certificate or refund.
  • Class cancellations will be posted on our training calendar, and registrants will be notified.


Multiple Options, see series dates above


Live Online, via Zoom