Events and Learning Opportunities

The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) rules for early learning (Center and Family Home) are updated and go into effect on August 1, 2019.  Through the work of an active Advisory Committee, 45 community meetings, 10 multi-day negotiated rulemaking sessions with teams of parents, providers, and licensors, and over 2000 public comments, these revised, updated WACS are well-informed by a large, engaged, and diverse group of people in Washington state who contributed their ideas, expertise and experience.   Check out the schedule of learning opportunities to assist you in getting informed about the updates.

2019 Deep Dive Learning Opportunities

Registration for live sessions are now open!

Registration will close one week before live session date or if the session is full.

Foundational Quality Standards Content

Family Partnerships for Children’s Success
WAC 110-300-0055; WAC 110-300-0065; WAC 110-300-0080; WAC 110-300-0085; WAC 110-300-0450; WAC 110-300-0485
When is a License Required?
WAC 110-300-0001; WAC 110-300-0010; WAC 110-300-0020; WAC 110-300-0025
Protecting and Reporting
WAC 110-300-0475
Creating a Positive Environment for Learning

WAC 110-300-0305; WAC 110-300-0310; WAC 110-300-0315; WAC 110-300-0320; WAC 110-300-0325; WAC 110-300-0495; WAC 110-300-0330

Thursday, January 10th
9:30am-4:30pm
ESD 123, 3924 W. Court St.
Pasco, WA 99301, Blue Mountain Room
Registration Closed

Saturday, January 12th
9:30am-4:30pm
Ruby River Hotel, 700 N Division St.
Spokane, WA 99202, Shoreline Ballroom
Registration Closed

Tuesday, January 15th
9:30am-4:30pm
Red Lion Hotel, 2300 SW Evergreen Park Dr.
Olympia, WA 98502, Pine Room
Register Now

Saturday, January 19th
9:30am-4:30pm
Red Lion Hotel, 11211 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98004, Evergreen Point Room
Class is Full, Registration has been Closed

Licensing Journey

WAC 110-300-0400;  WAC 110-300-0401;  WAC 110-300-0402;  WAC 110-300-0405;  WAC 110-300-0410;  WAC 110-300-0415;  WAC 110-300-0425

Building a Winning Team

WAC 110-300-0110; WAC 110-300-0111; WAC 110-300-0115; WAC 110-300-0120

Inclusion and Equity of Care

WAC 110-300-0030; WAC 110-300-0160; WAC 110-300-0300

Tuesday, February 5th
9:30am-4:30pm
Red Lion Hotel,  11211 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98004, Evergreen Point Room
Class is Full, Registration has been Closed

Saturday, February 9th
9:30am-4:30pm
Red Lion Hotel,  2300 SW Evergreen Park Dr.
Olympia, WA 98502,  Fir Room
Register Now

Thursday, February 14th
9:30am-4:30pm
Ruby River Hotel,  700 N Division St. 
Spokane, WA 99202,  Shoreline Ballroom
Register Now

Saturday, February 16th
9:30am-4:30pm
ESD 123,  3924 W. Court St.
Pasco, WA 99301,  Blue Mountain Room
Class is Full, Registration has been Closed

Indoor Space and Furnishings

WAC 110-300-0130;  WAC 110-300-0135;  WAC 110-300-0140

Program, Activities, and Schedule

WAC 110-300-0150;  WAC 110-300-0360;  WAC 110-300-0480

Professional Development and Staff Qualifications

WAC 110-300-0100; WAC 110-300-0105; WAC 110-300-0106; WAC 110-300-0107

Thursday, March 7th
9:30am-4:30pm
Red Lion Hotel,  2300 SW Evergreen Park Dr.
Olympia, WA 98502,  Pine Room
Register Now

Saturday, March 9th
9:30am-4:30pm
Red Lion Hotel,  11211 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98004, Evergreen Point Room
Register Now

Thursday, March 21st
9:30am-4:30pm
ESD 123,  3924 W. Court St.
Pasco, WA 99301,  Blue Mountain Room
Register Now

Saturday, March 23rd
9:30am-4:30pm
Ruby River Hotel,  700 N Division St. 
Spokane, WA 99202,  Shoreline Ballroom
Register Now

Purposeful Screen Time

WAC 110-300-0155

Outdoor Play – Fun and Safe!

WAC 110-300-0145;  WAC 110-300-0146

Weather, Gardens, and Water Safety

WAC 110-300-0147;  WAC 110-300-0148;  WAC 110-300-0175

Capacity, Ratio, and Supervision in your Family Home Early Learning Program – Key Elements to Success

WAC 110-300-0345;  WAC 110-300-0350;  WAC 110-300-0354;  WAC 110-300-0355

Capacity, Ratio, and Supervision in your Center Early Learning Program – Key Elements to Success

WAC 110-300-0345;  WAC 110-300-0350;  WAC 110-300-0354;  WAC 110-300-0356;  WAC 110-300-0357

Hazard Free and Safe Environments

WAC 110-300-0165

Be Prepared – Handling Emergencies and Fires

WAC 110-300-0166;  WAC 110-300-0170;  WAC 110-300-0470

Serving Safe Water

WAC 110-300-0235;  WAC 110-300-0236

Keeping it Clean, Sanitary and Safe for Kids!

WAC 110-300-0240;  WAC 110-300-0241;  WAC 110-300-0245; WAC 110-300-0255;  WAC 110-300-0250;  WAC 110-300-0260

Prohibited Substances in Early Learning Programs

WAC 110-300-0420

Eating and Brushing – What’s Healthy for Kids?

WAC 110-300-0180;  WAC 110-300-0185

Safe Responses for Challenging Behaviors

WAC 110-300-0331; WAC 110-300-0335; WAC 110-300-0490; WAC 110-300-0340

Saturday, May 4th
9:30am-12:30pm
Red Lion Hotel,  2300 SW Evergreen Park Dr.
Olympia, WA 98502,  Pine Room
Register Now

Thursday, May 9th
9:30am-12:30pm
Ruby River Hotel,  700 N Division St. 
Spokane, WA 99202,  Shoreline Ballroom
Register Now

Saturday, May 11th
9:30am-12:30pm
ESD 123,  3924 W. Court St.
Pasco, WA 99301,  Blue Mountain Room
Register Now

Thursday, May 23rd
9:30am-12:30pm
Red Lion Hotel,  11211 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98004, Evergreen Point Room
Register Now

Allergies and Individual Food Needs

WAC 110-300-0186;  WAC 110-300-0190

Food Service from A to Z

WAC 110-300-0195;  WAC 110-300-0196;  WAC 110-300-0197;  WAC 110-300-0198

The Golden Rules for Healthy Programs – Understanding Medication, Illness, and Handwashing

WAC 110-300-0200;  WAC 110-300-0205;  WAC 110-300-0215

Babies, Waddlers, and Toddlers – What do I need to know?

WAC 110-300-0275; WAC 110-300-0295; WAC 110-300-0296; WAC 110-300-0280; WAC 110-300-0281; WAC 110-300-0285; WAC110-300-0221; WAC 110-300-0290; WAC 110-300-0291

Saturday, June 8th
9:30am-4:30pm
Red Lion Hotel,  11211 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98004, Evergreen Point Room
Register Now

Thursday, June 13th
9:30am-4:30pm
ESD 123,  3924 W. Court St.
Pasco, WA 99301,  Blue Mountain Room
Register Now

Saturday, June 15th
9:30am-4:30pm
Ruby River Hotel,  700 N Division St. 
Spokane, WA 99202,  Shoreline Ballroom
Register Now

Thursday, June 20th
9:30am-4:30pm
Red Lion Hotel,  2300 SW Evergreen Park Dr.
Olympia, WA 98502,  Pine Room
Register Now

Bathrooms, Toileting and Diaper Changing

WAC 110-300-0220;  WAC 110-300-0221

Pets and Animals in Early Learning Programs

WAC 110-300-0225

Sleep, Rest and Overnight Care

WAC 110-300-0265;  WAC 110-300-0270

Absence or Inactive Program Steps

WAC 110-300-0015;  WAC 110-300-0016

Understanding Enforcement Actions and Provider Rights

WAC 110-300-0440;  WAC 110-300-0441; WAC 110-300-0442

It’s All About Record Keeping and Retention

WAC 110-300-0455;  WAC 110-300-0460;  WAC 110-300-0465

Understanding Waivers and Variances – What are the differences?

WAC 110-300-0435;  WAC 110-300-0436

Immunizations

WAC 110-300-0210;  WAC 110-300-0211

Thursday, July 11th
9:30am-11:30am
Ruby River Hotel,  700 N Division St.
Spokane, WA 99202,  Shoreline Ballroom
Register Now

Saturday, July 13th
9:30am-11:30am
ESD 123,  3924 W. Court St.
Pasco, WA 99301,  Blue Mountain Room
Register Now

Saturday,  July 20th
9:30am-11:30am
Red Lion Hotel,  2300 SW Evergreen Park Dr.
Olympia, WA 98502,  Pine Room
Register Now

Thursday, July 25th
9:30am-11:30am
Red Lion Hotel,  11211 Main St.
Bellevue, WA 98004, Evergreen Point Room
Register Now

Content covered in live sessions will be available online the following month.

Online Training Portal

Providers can find the updated WAC online training modules at DCYF’s training portal. 

Within the training portal you will find:

  • Required training
  • In-service training for STARS hours
  • WAC 110-300 modules