This course meets the basic STARS training requirements for child care center staff, family child care proficers, and school-age staff providers.
The Washington Dept. of Early Learning MERIT has requested that we phase-out using the 20 Hour Basic curriculum because the information is no longer accurate to reflect current trends in early learning. Therefore, we are encouraging students to enroll in the new Child Care Basics course.
ENROLLMENT EXPIRES IN 30 DAYS
Student enrollments are activated between 8 am and 9 pm PST, 7 days a week. It can take up to 30 minutes after enrollment for your courses to become active for access. However, in most cases it is within 5 minutes. Please allow two days for activation of Business Education courses.
Enrollments submitted between 9 pm and 8 am (during the night) will be processed by 8:30 am the next morning.
Check your email for instructions to start the training.
Online courses require a computer and internet access. Mobile devices do not work effectively to complete professional education. We are unable to provide technical support for students attempting to complete training on a cell phone, iPad or other mobile device. Our courses are designed to be completed on a computer.
Cancellations and refunds requested within 72 hours after enrollment are available for courses/programs that have NOT been accessed. Once you log in and start a course, a refund is not available. After 72 hours, the payment credit can be transferred to a different training or to a new student if the training was not started by the original student for up to 30 days after enrollment. Refunds are not available after 72 hours. Refunds are not available for courses/programs that have been started.
Refunds and Cancellations will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.
Washington students must submit an evaluation form upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you.
Certificates are prepared 7 days a week.
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Posted by Ashley on 6th Mar 2014
The fact its a work at your own pace but still within a time limit as well. I loved that all chapter's were clear and easy to read and follow. the question are straight forward and not complicated to figure out what the answer is. al information was understandable to comprehend and I lover that there is someone available to help when I needed help.
Posted by Angela on 28th Feb 2014
This training has already served me in better understanding my students in the classroom. As soon as learning different ways of approaching situations in the classroom I was able to adjust my verbal cues to students to help them think of their own solutions. I also feel much more confident with parents and other volunteers. Thank you for answering all of my questions in a timely manner and for working with me through this process.
Posted by Michelle on 25th Feb 2014
I like how concise the teaching points are and the examples. I also really appreciated how available and kind Successful Solutions were to answer questions and get me going in the right direction.
Posted by Sarah on 24th Feb 2014
I thought all 10 modules where very helpful. I used the PDF presentations for each chapter and that worked best for me. Overall, the training was very helpful. It seems like this should be required for all new parents. Chat was extremely helpful! Anytime I had a question, the answer was only a click away.
Posted by Lisa on 20th Feb 2014
I enjoyed leaning the techniques in handling conflict resolution between children. I also enjoyed learning that by giving a child choices rather than just telling them to do something, the child responds positively. I really enjoyed this training. It was easy to read and comprehend. I like how each topic is broken down and isn't too overwhelming.
Posted by Jenifer on 18th Feb 2014
Being able to have the training delivered in a variety of formats and having a live chat link available has proven to be valuable!
Posted by Moira on 18th Feb 2014
I liked the fact that the PDF files could be downloaded and scrolled through at my own pace, and could also be reversed for review in needed. I was also impressed by the instant support available when I needed it, by live chat or my email and phone call (I used all three!). I got immediate answers to my questions, and helpful feedback right away when I needed it.
Posted by Amy on 14th Feb 2014
I really enjoyed the bullet points, the breakfast, snack and lunch recipes. I liked all the activity ideas and much more.
Posted by Kaitlyn on 13th Feb 2014
I liked that I was able to do it online and do it when I had the time to. I also liked the video slides they made it easy to read and understand.
Posted by Samantha on 13th Feb 2014
I liked being able to go back to the training slides as many times as you wanted to make sure you were able to get all of what was being said without missing anything. I think the layout and repetition was great and I really enjoyed the training. I don't think anything needed to be changed.
Posted by Tracie on 13th Feb 2014
The online training was user friendly. I like the read and then assess what you have learned technique. Thank you for setting up this course and helping me with my questions as they arose.
Posted by Lucy on 12th Feb 2014
I liked how everything was separated into different models. It was all very organized and fully explained. Thank you "Live Chat" for all the help. It was very useful throughout my training.
Posted by Lisa on 13th Jun 2012
I was especially interested in ages and stages and will apply that to my work. I also appreciated learning ways to guide children to make better choices and giving them the power to problem solve.
Posted by Karen on 31st May 2012
I have gain so much knowledge during my training that I slowed down during my studying so that I could start to implement what I was learning before moving on to the next module of training. I am working hard on my positive communication skills with the children and developing better relationships with the parents while maintaining professionalism in the work place. I have already made suggestions for areas of growth or noted concerns to my center's director and am pleased to see changes and growth occurring, not only in my classroom, but throughout the whole center!
Posted by Janette on 31st May 2012
I was very impressed with the thoughtful way the trainer gave me feedback.
Posted by Unknown on 31st May 2012
The course was straightforward and easy to navigate. I believe that a Live Chat option is a useful one and, if nothing else, is reassuring to someone in the middle of an online lesson ... it may serve as a reminder that a human cares that you are taking the course
Posted by Unknown on 31st May 2012
The segment on Guidance and (eg. "versus") Punishment was so enlightening and very helpful. This section, coupled with dutiful re-iteration of the extent to which children are impressionable, has really increased my love for and attention to detail (and care) within my job. I do honestly feel that this training has changed the way I approach the children in my program and has provoked me to treat the job much more artfully (which is to say: with more finesse and dedication to increasing my skill-set). Thank you!
Posted by Mak on 20th Aug 2011
It will help me to focus on what the children's need are always and that they come first. To understand, accept, and respect the different ages and stages in the children. I will incorporate more dramatic play for the fact I strongly agreed with it and believes it helps the child grow and develop tremendously.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Jul 2011
Thank you for this program and the fast responses and for the live chat while doing the training. I used the live chat, they were very helpful, friendly, polite, knowledgeable and promp at giving my answers. I am glad that it was available!
Posted by Unknown on 16th Jun 2011
I will use this information to better my professionalism and to better assist children with special needs. I like the way this training is conducted there is no need to improve.
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