State Training and Registry System of Washington

Child Care Basics 30-Hour (Formerly STARS 20-Hour Basic Training)

Creation of the Child Care Basics Curriculum Guide was the result of the combined efforts of Early Learning professionals from across the state of Washington and draws from the larger community of Early Childhood Education.  Child Care Basics 30 hour/3 credit course serves as an introduction for professionals in meeting the licensing requirement for lead teachers.

Olympic College offers the Child Care Basics each quarter:

  1. Online for college credit   (Please refer to the Class Schedule for course and item numbers)

STARS Approved Continuing Education Workshops - For 2014

Olympic College also offers STARS approved continuing education workshops.  Space is limited so please call 360.475.7625 to check availability. Classes with less than 10 participants may be cancelled.  Click on the link to print off the flyer and registration form. 

New this Fall: we will be offering some ONLINE STARS workshops.  Stay tuned.  Classes TBA.

**All classes held in the Sophia Bremer Child Development Center room 105E unless otherwise noted.

Positive Guidance Techniques and Tips  ($16)                                                     Saturday October 25, 2014  Linda Segur                                                                                                                                                                       9:00-11:00am                                                                                                                                                                     HOC 142                                                                                                                                                                       Discuss child behavior and temperament and learn positive guidance techniques and how to approach children with positive attitudes that affect their behavior

Directed Drawing with Young Children ($16)                                                    Saturday November 8th, 2014  Rose Guastella                                                                                                                                                                 9:00-11:00am                                                                                                                                                               SBCDC 105E                                                                                                                                                                           Directed drawing allows teachers or other adults to present a simple set of drawing skills in a way that helps to ensure a successful outcome.  It is a gateway or giving young artists some tools they will be able to apply to other creative opportunities, and builds knowledge and confidence along the way.           

Infant Crying: Helping Parents Respond  ($16)                                         Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 Holly Lanoue                                                                                                                                                                        6:00-8:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                       SBCDC 105E                                                                                                                                                                              Learn ways to support families of children in your care who have, or will soon have, infants in the home.  You will engage in activities and learn about the Period of PURPLE Crying, and how you can be a key player in passing along information about excessive crying in normal infants and strategies for soothing. 

**If you have any ideas for or would like a certain STARS workshop, please don't hesitate to request or share your ideas.  Emails are welcome!

STARS Coordinator
Vickie MacKenzie

                                     Updated  8/19/2013