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 Zoom registration form. Please note, you must attend all 4 classes in the series to receive credit. Within a few business days, you will receive an email with your registration confirmation, Zoom link, and additional information.

Thursday series: 6:30-9 pm on Feb. 2, Feb. 16, March 2, and March 16, 2023.  Registration has closed for this series.

Wednesday series: 6:30-9 pm on March 15, March 29, April 12, and April 26, 2023.  To register for this series, click here and fill out the Wednesday EQEL Year 2: Zoom Registration Form

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