Looking for Participants! Community-Based Training Pilot

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Community-Based Training Pilot Participation

Are you an assistant teacher, lead teacher, or family home licensee that needs the initial certificate for your early learning role? If so, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) would like to invite you to help shape the community-based training model by participating in a shortened pilot that is happening May through June 2021.

About the Training Model

The Community-Based Training Model (CBM) will provide a training pathway for early learning providers required to have an initial or short certificate through the licensing staff qualifications requirement.

DCYF is currently looking for pilot participants who will provide honest feedback about the content and experience in order to make this new training pathway a great option for all.

Could this be you? 

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About the Pilot

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The pilot will:

  • Begin May 15 through June 15
  • Provide 10 hours of training and learning: 
    • Six hours of training that will:
      •  Meet in-service hours
      • Meet part of your education requirement
    • Four hours of on-the-job embedded learning
  • Be completed virtually with an already scheduled state-approved trainer
  • Include a feedback session and survey to help us assess the training model.

Pilot Eligibility

Join the pilot if you have: 

  • Completed Child Care Basics
  • Been employed more than 90 days
  • Not met your full education requirement in another way
  • Willingness and availability to complete six hours of training, additional practice, and reflection during the pilot timeframe

Pilot Participants

We are looking for a total of 100 candidates to participate in the pilot. 

We are especially interested in candidates who meet the following criteria:  

  • Program types:
    • Family Homes
    • Centers
  •  This will be offered in Spanish, English, and key informants that speak Somali and English are willing to help DCYF understand language and delivery needs
  • Participation from all regions of Washington State
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Interested in Participating?

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  • Step 1: Complete the Interest form by April 30
  • Step 2: DCYF confirms eligibility and will contact you the first week in May with your pilot status
  • Step 3: DCYF connects eligible participants to trainers to enroll in the pilot
  • Step 4: Participants will partake in the pilot between May 15 through June 15

Get Started!


If you have any questions about the Community-Based Training or getting involved in the pilot, contact Diana Stokes.

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