Early Achievers Participants
Early Achievers, Washington's quality rating and improvement system, is a voluntary, no-cost program that gives participating child care professionals access to coaching, professional development and a tangible way to demonstrate their commitment to providing quality care and education for young children.
Early Achievers was developed with input and support from child care providers across the state. For two years, DEL and Thrive by Five Washington worked with 90 providers in five communities to develop the program. Starting in 2012, DEL is partnering with Child Care Aware Washington and the University of Washington to offer Early Achievers statewide.
Early Achievers rates the quality of child care and early education programs on a scale of 1 to 5. Higher ratings demonstrate a track record of delivering high-quality care. Providers can move up the rating scale by completing milestones and gaining points through an evaluation.
Frequently asked questions about participating in Early Achievers.
Learn more about becoming a participant
Early Achievers Participants Toolkit
The following resources can help Early Achievers participants. Please contact your local local Child Care Aware agency for information about how to register and participate in Early Achievers.
Early Achievers program information
Information to share with families
Additional information for participants
Early Achievers Level 2 online training
The online training includes three of the six required trainings to reach level 2 of Early Achievers. You will need a STARS ID and MERIT account to receive credit for these trainings.
- Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) and Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
- Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines
- Washington State Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals.
- Access the training at www.wachildcaretraining.com.
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