Summer Webinar Series | Child Care Providers

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Summer Webinar Series

Grab your laptop or your phone, head outside, and join the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Professional Development (PD) Team for our Summer Webinar Series. 

The series will cover a variety of topics around Community-Based Training, Dual Language Learning, and the new MERIT dashboard. See you there!

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In This Update...

July: Community-Based Training Update

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Are you wondering what is happening with the community-based training equivalent option? Join the DCYF PD team to learn more about this DCYF-approved training pathway.  During this webinar, we’ll cover the following topics in detail:

  • What DCYF learned during the pilot phase.
  • What the full experience of this pathway will be like.
  • Timeline: how and when can I complete this option?

Tuesday, July 20 | 6 p.m.

Register Here

August: Dual Language in Early Learning

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Dual language/multilingual education is a form of education in which students are taught literacy, culture, and content in two or more languages.

Join this webinar to learn what the PD team is doing to develop the early learning workforce with an emphasis on those who are working with children who are multilingual learners. We'll cover the following topics in detail:

  • Update on House Bill 1445 concerning dual language (now guided by RCW 43.216.105).
  • Dual Language versus Multilingual.
  • RCW & Fair Start for Kids Act deliverables.
  • PD's engagement efforts and next steps for this work.

Tuesday, August 17 | 6 p.m.

Register Here

September: New MERIT Dashboard Demo!


The MERIT dashboard for licensed early learning professionals is getting a facelift.

The new dashboard will allow people to easily track qualifications and professional development progress and is expected to be available in the fall.

During this webinar, the PD team will:

  • Demo the updated dashboard.
  • Navigate and show how to track qualifications progress.

Tuesday, September 21| 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.

Questions or Comments?

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

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