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Trainings for Child Care Workers

We provide distance learning classes for Snohomish County child care workers on a variety of disease and illness prevention topics. Child care workers are required to take trainings that are approved in through the State Training and Registry System (STARS).

Our STARS-approved classes are offered at no cost. Each class is designed to take about 2 hours to complete. For a printable list of classes, click here.

On the start date of your class, you will receive class materials via email. You will then have until the end of the month to complete and return the test and evaluation (either via email or U.S. mail).You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that your test has been received.  Tests must be received by midnight on the last day of the month. Late tests cannot be accepted. Once the test has been reviewed, you will receive a certificate via email. Your MERIT credit will be posted the following month. Further detailed instructions will be provided when you register.

How do I register?

Email your name and the course or courses you wish to take to unless otherwise noted. You will receive course materials at the beginning of the month. Due to staffing and time constraints, tests will be processed for child care staff who either live or work in Snohomish County only.

While you are allowed to repeat classes that you previously took, we strongly discourage repeating a class within a 3-year period. Instead, we encourage child care providers to take a variety of classes.

STARS classes for child care workers

Start date Class Title Registration
Jan. 3 Preventing Diseases from Animals in Child Care Settings
Feb. 1 Medication Management Part 1
Feb. 1 5-2-1-0 Child Care!
Mar. 1 Disaster Preparedness for Child Cares
Mar. 15, 23, 27 Paper Tigers/ACEs (3/15 Arlington, 3/23 Lynnwood, 3/27 Granite Falls)** 
Apr. 3 Medication Management Part 2
Apr. 3 Bullying Prevention NEW!
Apr. 26   Resilience/The Science of Hope (Mukilteo)**  No registration needed
May 1 Cleaning and Sanitizing in Child Cares
June 1 Medication Management Part 3
June 1 Healthy Whole Foods on a Budget
July 3 Injury Prevention - Toy Safety
Aug. 1 Preschool Illness Prevention Basics
Aug. 1 Cavity Free Kids
Sept. 1 Germbusters: Importance of Handwashing in Child Cares
Oct. 2 Healthy Hygiene Products in Child Cares NEW!
Oct. 12 or 14 Medication Skills Assessment Training NEW! * In- person training
Nov. 1 Injury Prevention - Playground Safety NEW!
Nov. 1 To be determined
Dec. 1 Taking Care of You: Provider Wellness
Dec. 1 Teaching Illness Prevention to Children

 Must have completed Medication Management 1, 2, and 3 to take this class.  
** These behavioral health in-person training sessions include a movie screening and topic discussion.

Contact us
To register for classes, send an email to ChildCareClass
or call 425.339.5278.
Did you know?

If you can’t decide which class to register for, you can register for all of them and decide which ones to take after you receive the class materials.