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

 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
Registration@snohd.org
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.