Spring Webinar Series | ECE Workforce

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Spring webinar series

Join the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Professional Development Team for our Spring Webinar Series. 

The series will cover a variety of topics around the COVID-19 toolkits, website updates, and qualifications for school-age providers. See you there!

In This Update...

April: Exploring the COVID-19 Toolkit

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Early learning providers have spent the last year adjusting to a new way of providing care to the children and families in our communities, and we know it hasn't been easy. 

As a way to offer support, DCYF used CARES Act funding to purchase materials and develop toolkits to use in classrooms when implementing COVID-19 guidance. Toolkits will be given to all licensed providers and distribution will begin in mid-April. 

During this webinar, the PD team will cover the following topics in detail:

  • Highlighting the toolkit materials
  • Discussing ways to use the materials in the classroom
  • Reviewing the COVID-19 tip-sheets and where to access them anytime

Tuesday, April 20 | 6 p.m.

Register Here

May: Sneak Peek of the New Staff Qualifications Webpage

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We need your input! Join us for this live and interactive webinar as we navigate the new Staff Qualifications webpages.

We heard your feedback and have worked hard to organize and update Staff Qualifications information so it's easier to navigate and understand.

The webpages are currently not live and we'd love to hear your thoughts before we open them up widely. 

During this webinar, we will: 

  • Navigate the new Staff Qualifications webpages
  • Explore content
  • Seek feedback 

Tuesday, May 18 | 6 p.m.

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June: Staff Qualifications for School-Age Programs

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DCYF’s PD team will cover the staff qualifications for school-age programs that were updated with WAC 110-301. During this webinar, we'll cover the following topics in detail: 

  • Understand how to meet the staff qualification requirements for your role and the steps to complete during the timeline for your role
  • Understand how to complete the training requirements for your role
  • Quick walk-through of the new Qualifications webpage

Tuesday, June 15| 6 p.m.

Register Here

Friendly Reminders...

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  • The webinar series are voluntary and in-service (STARS) hours are not available
  • These webinars are created as a resource and participation is always optional
  • All webinars are recorded and posted to our Newsletters and Webinars webpage

Keep Up With All Things PD!

A great way to stay up-to-date on all things related to training and professional development is by bookmarking the DCYF Professional Development webpage.

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Questions or Comments?

If you have a question or would like to suggest a learning topic,
email Marlene White.

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