WA CDA STARS

Care Courses
Washington Core Competencies

Click on a Core Competency area below to view Care Courses covering that specific core competency.

Core competencies: Child Growth and Development, Curriculum and Learning Environment, Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress, Families and Community Partnerships, Health, Safety, and Nutrition, Interactions, Program Planning and Development, and Professional Development and Leadership

Click here to see a printable chart  that lists hours per core competency for each course.

Child Development and Guidance
  • 10 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
Great Beginnings
  • 3 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 1 hr in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 2 hrs in Interactions
Infants in Child Care
  • 6 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem
  • 10 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 10 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
Preschoolers in Child Care
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
Principles of Child Development
  • 10 hrs in Child Growth and Development
Social-Emotional Development in Young Children
  • 3 hrs in Child Growth and Development
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
Toilet Learning
  • 2 hrs in Child Growth and Development
Child Development and Guidance
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 10 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
Creating Schedules and Routines
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
Great Beginnings
  • 1 hr in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 3 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 2 hrs in Interactions
Infants in Child Care
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 6 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
Learning Centers
  • 10 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
Making Learning Fun
  • 20 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
Many Ways to Learn
  • 12 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem
  • 10 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 10 hrs in Child Growth and Development
Preschoolers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
Biting Hurts!
  • 1 hr in Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress
  • 1 hr in Interactions
Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development
  • 10 hrs in Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress
First Steps in Child Care
  • 1 hr in Families and Community Partnerships
  • 2 hrs in Professional Development and Leadership
Parents and Child Care
  • 10 hrs in Families and Community Partnerships
  • 10 hrs in Professional Development and Leadership
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care
  • 1 hr in Families and Community Partnerships
  • 1 hr in Program Planning and Development
Understanding Each Other
  • 5 hrs in Families and Community Partnerships
  • 4 hrs in Professional Development and Leadership
Emergency Preparedness in Child Care
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Fun and Fitness
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Great Beginnings
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 3 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 1 hr in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 2 hrs in Interactions
Keeping Infants Safe
  • 3 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Infants in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 6 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
Managing Health and Safety
  • 12 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Preschoolers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
Safe Baby, Safe Child
  • 5 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Sanitation for Disease Prevention
  • 5 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Sun Safety
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
Transportation Safety
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care
  • 1 hr in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Biting Hurts!
  • 1 hr in Interactions
  • 1 hr in Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress
Child Development and Guidance
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
  • 10 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
Great Beginnings
  • 2 hrs in Interactions
  • 3 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 1 hr in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 2 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Infants in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
  • 6 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 6 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
A Joyful Life of Caregiving
  • 1 hr in Interactions
Preschoolers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Interactions
  • 8 hrs in Child Growth and Development
  • 4 hrs in Curriculum and Learning Environment
  • 4 hrs in Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Child Care Administration
  • 10 hrs in Program Planning and Development
  • 10 hrs in Professional Development and Leadership
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care
  • 1 hr in Families and Community Partnerships
  • 1 hr in Program Planning and Development
Child Care Administration
  • 10 hrs in Professional Development and Leadership
  • 10 hrs in Program Planning and Development
The Early Childhood Professional
  • 16 hrs in Professional Development and Leadership
First Steps in Child Care
  • 2 hrs in Professional Development and Leadership
  • 1 hr in Families and Community Partnerships
Parents and Child Care
  • 10 hrs in Professional Development and Leadership
  • 10 hrs in Families and Community Partnerships
Understanding Each Other
  • 4 hrs in Professional Development and Leadership
  • 5 hrs in Families and Community Partnerships