Basic and Continuing Education
The Training Institute’s programs are focused on improving the quality of early care and education provided at local child care programs through increasing the skills and knowledge of the providers throughout the Spokane area. All classes offered by the Training Institute are taught in-person by Washington State Department of Early Learning approved trainers and are approved by the Department of Early Learning for STARS credit. Classes are taught in our classroom at 35 W. Main, Suite 280 unless otherwise noted.
The Growing Brain
The Growing Brain, by ZERO to THREE, is an innovative professional development opportunity being offered through a partnership between Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington and Blueprints for Learning. Bobbi Cobb, M.Ed. and Shannon Blewett, M.A.
In this course, you will learn:
- The science of how the brain develops, along with ways you can encourage healthy brain development in young children.
- The skills and strategies you need to:
- reduce children’s stress
- support language and cognition
- promote healthy social-emotional development in very young children.
Use these links to register. To register for the whole series, use the February 23rd link.
February 23 – The Basics of the Brain & The Factors Affecting Brain Growth and Development
April 27 – Communication and Language Development & Cognition and Executive Function
June 8 – Social-Emotional Development & Understanding Behavior
July 13 – Everyday Play (half-day)
Cost: $100/Day OR $250/Series
Hours: 7 Hrs/Day OR 24.5 Hrs/Series
When: 9:00 am-4:30 pm – Saturdays
Where: Resource Center for Early Learning Professionals – 3307 E 55th Ave, Spokane 99203
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30 Hour Basic STARS Training
Meet Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) licensing requirements for new staff in a fun, engaging atmosphere. This training is suitable for centers, family child care, and school-age programs. All classes are held in our training room. Some work outside of class is required.
Students must attend all four classes to receive their certificate and be eligible for reimbursement from DEL. Classes may be made up the next time the class is offered at no extra charge. Registration is required.
Saturdays, 8am – 3pm each day
Next Series TBD
Qualified students who attend and meet the requirements of the class will be entered into the Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT) and will qualify for reimbursement through MERIT for class fees paid. You can find the instructions for reimbursement here.
Continuing Education – we are not currently scheduling the following classes