Provider Access to a Community Equivalent (PACE) is an option for some ECE roles who need an initial or short certificate (assistant teachers, lead teachers, or family home licensee.) PACE is available at no cost to providers who have chosen this community based option to meet the education requirement for their role. Each PACE Module requires attendance and participation in live, online classes and completion of a workbook and job-embedded learning activities.
The PACE is a training series includes Child Care Basics and Enhancing Quality Early Learning (EQEL) Year 1 and Year 2. Completion of these foundational trainings plus PACE Part 1 and Part 2 are equivalent to the education requirement for the initial certificate. To learn more, review the PACE Program Overview.
PACE Part 1 is a 20-hour training series that includes 3 Modules. After completing Child Care Basics and EQEL Years 1 and 2, providers begin the PACE Modules and On-the-Job Learning. The PACE Part 1 Modules are completed in order, beginning with Reflective Teaching.
Current PACE Part 1 Series (Registration Closed):
PACE Part 1, Module 1: Reflective Teaching (3 class series) – Thursday evenings: 6:30- 8:30 pm on April 13 and 6:30-8 pm on April 20 and 27, 2023.
PACE Part 1, Module 2: ECE Then and Now (3 class series) – 9 am-12 pm on Saturdays: May 20, June 3, and June 17, 2023.
PACE Part 1, Module 3: The Early Learning Profession (2 class series) – 9 am-12 pm on Saturdays: July 8 and 22, 2023.
To be added to a waitlist or notified when new classes become available, contact Nancy Hobson at (360)786-8907 x100 or Nancy.Hobson@CCACWA.org.
PACE Part 2 is an additional 20-hour training series that includes 3 Modules. Providers must complete all Modules in PACE Part 1 before beginning PACE Part 2. Completion of PACE Part 1 and Part 2 are equivalent to the education requirement for the initial certificate.
Current PACE Part 2 Series:
PACE Part 2, Module 1: Child Development (2 class series) – 9 am-12 pm on Saturdays: April 22 and 29, 2023.
PACE Part 2, Module 2: Children & Families (3 class series) – Saturdays: June 3 (9 am-12 pm), June 10 (9 am-11 am), and June 17 (9 am-12 pm), 2023.
PACE Part 2, Module 3: Child Wellness (2 class series) – 9 am-12 pm on Saturdays: July 15 and 29, 2023.
Please contact Nancy Hobson at Nancy.Hobson@CCACWA.org or (360)786-8907 x100 if you have further questions.
Need help determining if PACE is the right fit for you? Use DCYF’s Guide to Professional Development Plans to learn more about PACE and the other options available. If you need additional assistance, you can also reach out to the MERIT Workforce Registry Support Team, email@example.com or 1-866-482-4325 option 5.
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.
Debbie Roberts, Kim Mather-Schopen, Susan Burnham and Tracy Goodrich
FREE to providers who have chosen PACE to meet their education requirements
- 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.
See series dates above
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