Professional Development and Training

Guided by RCW 43.216.105, DCYF is committed to creating culturally responsive professional development resources and trainings to support dual language learning communities for teachers and coaches.

Dual Language Learner Training

The Dual Language Learner Training is available to all early learning providers in Washington State.

The free training shares research and best practices to support language development for all children, the benefits of multilingualism, and a shared understanding of the importance of culture in language learning.

All early learning providers who complete the training receive 12 In-Service (STARS) hours and a toolkit to support children and families in the classroom. The toolkit includes books, educational toys, and other learning materials.

If you are interested in learning more about this training, please contact