Washington Child Care Basics 30 Hour STARS Basic

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2) 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.

3) Enrollments submitted between 9 pm and 8 am (during the night) will be processed by 8:30 am the next morning.

4) Check your email for instructions to start the training. You will receive an email with the word PASSWORD in the subject line. Click on the link in the email, and use the log-in credential provided to access the course.

5) Attention Mobile Device Users! This training is not tested on mobile devices or designed to be used on a mobile device. We are unable to provide technical support if you are attempting to use a mobile device (cell phone, tablet, or any other device other than a computer). And though many students may find that they are able to use their mobile device to complete the course, this training was developed to be done on a computer. Use of a mobile device is at your own risk.

6) This course uses multi-media video presentations. You will be required to view videos on your computer or mobile device in order to complete this course. Some students may find that they need to download Shockwave, Flash player or Java to view videos.

7) Some students may find that they have to update their internet browser, or Java, in order to log into the course, this is most often the case when trying to use Internet Explorer. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for the best results. Our student support staff is happy to assist students with troubleshooting should you encounter technical issues, and will provide common suggestions for solving problems that occur when normal browser maintenance or application updates need to occur.

8) Cancellations and refunds requested within 72 hours after enrollment are available for courses/programs that have NOT been accessed. Refunds and Cancellations will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.

9) 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.

10) Refunds are not available after 72 hours.

11) Refunds are not available for courses/programs that have been started.

12) Washington students must submit an evaluation form with a valid STARS ID number upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you. Certificates are prepared throughout the day, 7 days a week.

13) Completed courses are recorded in MERIT Monday through Friday, throughout the day continuously, between 8 am and 3 PM. If you complete your training in the evening or over the weekend, it will be recorded on the next business day during those hours.

14) During the last two weeks of December, expect longer processing times for enrollment and certificates due to the high volume enrollments and completed trainings during the year end rush. We recommend enrolling and completing your training prior to the end of December whenever possible.

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  • 5
    I really valued this. Thank you!

    Posted by Holland on 12th Feb 2016

    I enjoyed all the different resources. the two handbooks, the web pages, videos, handouts. A lot of information was available.

  • 5

    Posted by Heather on 12th Feb 2016

    Everything was very easy to navigate. All information was very informative. I especially enjoyed the chat parts. It was nice to see what other people thought.

  • 5
    Very helpful and supportive

    Posted by Dandan on 12th Feb 2016

    I think starbasic is a very helpful and supportive website for me to use as a online training, I would refer others who wants to do online training to starbasic. thank you

  • 5
    I really liked how it was detailed.

    Posted by Chandra Phea on 11th Feb 2016

    I enjoy doing this program. It's a good program .

  • 5
    I really enjoyed this training.

    Posted by Mary on 8th Feb 2016

    I really enjoyed the videos, and getting to see the exampled they had in them.
    I enjoyed the group discussions as well, it was interesting to see what everyone else thought.

  • 4
    Very well organized and well taught.

    Posted by Felicia on 8th Feb 2016

    I actually really loved most of the videos. I'm a visual learner and it was really helpful seeing how different people organize and run their classrooms. I enjoyed this training more than I thought I would. I learned a lot and appreciated the methods used to teach each course.

  • 5

    Posted by Carrie on 8th Feb 2016

    It was very informative and I enjoyed reading handouts about behaviors I notice in my center. I even saved a few.. Thanks

  • 5
    This was an excellent program.

    Posted by Alexandria on 8th Feb 2016

    I liked that the course was self-paced and utilized multiple platforms (worksheets, videos, discussion boards). The layout made it easy for me to navigate as well.

  • 5
    Gave me knowledge

    Posted by Key on 8th Feb 2016

    The stars training was interesting, gave me knowledge, and taught me do and don'ts. I enjoyed learning about child development.