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Intermediate Level STARS Courses 

 

 

 10 Hr Annual STARS Child Care  Annual STARS Child Care 10 Hours Continuing education 
  In-Service STARS Courses

Tuition for the In-Service STARS courses is $10.50 per hour of training. Or, $105 for the 10 hour packages.

The online In-service STARS courses are a fully automated training system. This is a higher technology training system, with more student accountability. These courses have a narrator that reads the course materials as the student reads along. Your progression through the course is facilitated on a timing that is set by the length which it takes the narrator to read each page. 

The courses are designed to meet the core competencies outlined by the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program in addition to earning Washington STARS credit. Online coursework is delivered through a state-of-the-art learning management system, NexportCampus. You can easily identify In-Service STARS (Intermediate Level Courses) because the course icon will be a TEAL color.

Advantages to In-Service STARS courses:

  • The training platform saves your progress when you log off. When you return to the training, it picks up right where you left off in the courses.
  • There are interactive question and answer sessions during the progression of the course, which reinforce understanding of the concepts.
  • A narrator reads the information, which supports auditory learning styles.
  • The questions, and test, are multiple choice or true and false.
  • The In-Service STARS courses can be applied toward earning a National Child Development Associate Credential.
  • The courses earn CEU credit in addition to STARS. These courses can be used to meet the training requirements to renew the CDA Credential.
  • The In-Service Courses are Nationally accredited by IACET.
  • In-Service STARS courses are a level 2 STARS.

Who should consider the In-Service STARS courses:

  1. Those that have previously completed In-Service STARS training may wish to continue with this training platform.
  2. Those that are confident using a computer.
  3. Those who will not be attempting to use a mobile device to complete their training.
  4. Those that like having the course content read to them by a narrator. 
  5. And, those that would like CEU credit for their STARS training.

 How can the In-Service STARS (Intermediate Level) be identified?

  • The course icons are TEAL.
  • The tuition is $10.50 per hour of training

 Mobile Devices: 

Mobile devices will not run In-Service STARS Courses. If you wish to use a mobile device to complete your training, you may wish to consider:

In-Service STARS courses require a computer with the following:

 

 

Reach for the STARS Courses

Tuition for the Reach for the STARS courses is $10.00 per hour of training. Or, $85 for the 10 hour packages.

The online Reach for the STARS courses are designed to meet all of the new DEL MERIT requirements for online training. Including trainer interaction, discussion board topics that enable students to interact with other students, on-going assessment throughout the course, and final assessment to determine that learning outcomes have been achieved. 

The courses are designed to meet the core competencies outlined by the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program, in addition to, earning Washington STARS credit. You can easily identify Reach for the STARS (Intermediate Level Courses) because the course icon will be a LIGHT BLUE color.

Advantages to Reach for the STARS courses:

  • The training platform is easy to navigate. Modern website technology allows for the online courses to be used on most devices.
  • You have the ability to navigate around the course using the course menu, at any time.
  • There are interactive question and answer sessions during the progression of the course, which reinforce understanding of the concepts.
  • The courses are self-paced, and the student may move through the course according to their own speed.
  • The course content reflects current trends in early learning.
  • The Reach for the STARS courses were designed to meet the very highest standards that have been established for online training. You can feel confident that your training certificate will be valued for quality training.
  • Vocabulary and concepts covered are presented at a level 2-3 which allows the student to build on prior knowledge, and increase their level of competence in the subject matter.
  • The Reach for the STARS courses can be applied toward earning a National Child Development Associate Credential.
  • These courses are a level 2-3 STARS.

 Who should consider the Reach for the STARS courses:

  1. Those that see themselves as child care professionals, and wish to continue to build on their knowledge of early childhood education.
  2. Those that are confident in their ability to complete an online training.
  3. Those who may want to work toward a CDA Credential, or build on a professional training portfolio.
  4. Those that would like to try to use their tablet, iPad or other mobile device to complete their STARS training.

 How can the Reach for the STARS STARS (Intermediate Level) be identified?

  • The course icons are LIGHT BLUE.
  • The tuition is $10.00 per hour of training

 Mobile Devices: 

The Reach for the STARS courses MAY be mobile friendly. However, because every device is different, we are unable to guarantee compatibility.  Successful use of a tablet or other mobile device is dependent on the students knowledge and ability to navigate on their device.
Our student support staff is unable to provide technical support when students are attempting to use an iPad, tablet or cell phone to complete an online course. Use of an iPad, tablet, or cell phone is at your own risk.

 

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