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.

Current EQEL Year 2 Series (Registration Closed):

February-April series: 6:30-9 pm on Tuesdays: February 27, March 12, March 26, April 9, 2024. This training series is FULL.

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, or (360)786-8907 x100.  Si tiene preguntas adicionales, comuníquese con Norma Hernandez en Child Care Action Council, (360) 581-6704 o

EQEL Year 2 is also available as a self-paced class:  Visit CCAC’s Upcoming Classes webpage or login to the DCYF Training Portal 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


Multiple Options, see series dates above


Live Online, via Zoom