WA CDA STARS

Care Courses
Washington State Child Care Training 

National Childcare Credentials in Washington State:

Use our courses toward a CDA as well as to renew your CDA, NAC or CCP.

Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials

Click to learn how the CDA can benefit you in Washington.

Washington State Childcare Training Requirements:

Care Courses is a STARS approved continuing education training organization. All Care Courses (with the exception of Medication Procedures in Child Care) are accepted through STARS for continuing education clock hours for those who work in child care centers, family home child care programs and school-age child care programs. This includes directors, program directors, site coordinators, lead teachers, assistants, program assistants, licensees, primary staff persons and volunteers. To find our approved status, please visit the MERIT website. Care Courses is listed under the organization search. Care Courses are an excellent and convenient way to complete your ongoing STARS hours in Washington State.

For STARS credit, please add your Washington MERIT Registry ID number to your Care Courses account. Once you have added it, please email us at info@carecourses.com so that we can report your training. Thank you! 

Opening a child care facility in Washington State: 

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Washington State, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families 

Phone: (866) 482-4325