Registration is now open for Devereux FLIP IT! Training

DCYF COVID-19 Updates
See the DCYF COVID-19 webpage for the latest news and information for child care, early learning, and other DCYF programs.  Learn more…

DCYF Training Modifications
In Response to COVID-19, DCYF has updated information related to professional development for early education teachers. Learn more…

Devereux FLIP IT!

This fall, we are pleased to offer another series featuring FLIP IT. The FLIP IT strategy applies research-based techniques proven to support social-emotional development and improve behaviors in children through a foundation of relationships, empathy, and understanding of trauma and toxic stress.
Participants will learn about the four steps: (F)eelings, (L)imits, (I)nquiry, and (P)rompts and practice using them in response to behaviors most prevalent in the classroom.

FLIP IT! Behavior Guidance Strategy
September 14, 21, and 28, 2021
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Trainer: Jaime Ruth
430.00
STARS: 6
Marketing for Child Care: Showing Off Your Strengths! 
August 23, 2021 
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Trainer: Josephine Escalante
$10.00
STARS: 2

Introduction to Best Practices: Routines and Transitions 
August 24, 2021 
6:30 pm–8:30 pm 
Trainer: Sue Duncan
$10.00
STARS: 2

Host Your Own Paint to Learn Event
September 9, 2021
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Trainers: Sue Duncan and Elyssa Yunker
$10.00
STARS: 2

FLIP IT! Behavior Guidance Strategy
September 14, 2021
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Trainer: Jaime Ruth
430.00
STARS: 6

Conscious Discipline Book Study
September 21, 2021
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Trainers: Elyssa Yunker and Jordyn Laughlin
$100.00
STARS: 20
Trainings will continue to take place as live, online sessions via Zoom video conferencing. If you would like assistance registering for classes or have questions about Zoom, please contact Program Assistant Sue Duncan at sue_duncan@oppco.org or (360) 603-6179 from 8:00 am–5:00 pm Monday–Friday.

Early Learning Fellows Applications

The 2021–22 Fellows’ Network Application(link is external) and 2021–22 Emeritus Fellows Interest Survey(link is external) are now open!

The Washington State Fellows’ Network(link is external), a three-year program, is a group of instructional leaders convened by the OSPI and the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD) to support district and community implementation of state learning standards in mathematics, English Language Arts (ELA), science, and the Early Learning Guidelines. All applicants are encouraged to consider a multi-year commitment to reap the full benefits of the program; prospective applicants who can commit to only one year may still participate. 

Fellows Resources

Emeritus Fellows

The Washington State Fellows’ Network has steadily grown since its inception in 2013 to include more content areas and instructional leaders. Fellows who have participated for more than three years “graduate” may elect to become Emeritus Fellows. Emeritus Fellows remain connected to the Fellows’ Network, with opportunities for leadership through local, regional, and/or state initiatives, should they so choose.

For further information visit www.k12.wa.us

Register Now: Partnering to Make the Most of Child Development Supports

Registration is open for “Partnering to Make the Most of Child Development Supports.”

Webinar Date and Time: August 25, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Pacific Time.

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Help Me Grow,” “Learn the Signs. Act Early,” and “Vroom” all promote healthy child development and help lay the foundation for lifelong health and well-being.  “Help Me Grow Washington” is a movement to offer families seamless access to community services and supports. “Learn the Signs. Act Early” provides an easy to use checklist of milestones for parents and caregivers to track and support their child’s early development through age 5. “Vroom” translates brain science into fun tips and activities for parents and caregivers of children age 0 to 5.

This webinar introduces “Help Me Grow,” “Learn the Signs. Act Early,” and “Vroom” and shows how they fit together and can reinforce each other. We will hear how they are being implemented in Washington communities and let you know how you can get started with all three, if they are new to you, or deepen your impact with them if you are already using them.

Who Should attend? Providers, partners and others who work in family support, including those who work directly with families of young children, administer programs, or work on systems improvement. 

Speakers Include:

  • Taylor Caragan, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Health Care Liaison for Help Me Grow Pierce County
  • Marilyn Gisser, Washington State Department of Health, Essentials for Childhood and Vroom Specialist
  • Jackie Litzau, Within Reach, Help Me Grow Network Manager
  • Devon Love, Public Health – Seattle & King County, Washington State Act Early Ambassador and Vroom Specialist

This webinar is hosted by the Washington State Department of Health and Help Me Grow Washington in partnership with Best Starts for Kids – King County and Help Me Grow – Pierce County.

Register today!

For more information contract Marilyn Gisser. Help Me Grow Washington

Free Early Learning Math Training

Did you know you can “mathematize” the spaces where young children play and learn every day? We are very pleased to invite you to a Free Math Anywhere “Deep Dive” training series via Zoom this Fall!

About Math Anywhere!: Established in 2017, Math Anywhere! is a community-based project in Washington which aims to build positive math experiences. We think:

  • math can be playful
  • interesting math-y ideas to explore exist all around us, wherever we go
  • anytime is a good time to chat about math
  • everyone has important math thinking to share

Math Anywhere has been working to create place-based media and visiting with children and their grown-ups in different community spaces to share our ideas. This training series will broaden how you think about math and inspire you to play with math in the places you visit every day.  www.mathanywhere.org 

Training Series Dates:  Register for some or all

August 27: Uncovering the Math in Child Interests

October 15: Inviting Math Into Interest Areas

Nov 19: Observing and Responding to Children at Play

**All sessions will be held from 9-11am**

Intended Audience: Parents, Early Learning Professionals (Teachers, Librarians, Home Visitors, Child Care Providers, etc), , and anyone who is interested in having fun with children! This series will take previous Math Anywhere training participants to the next level of learning, while still being engaging and open to those who are new to Math Anywhere.

Instructor: Molly Daley, Math Coordinator at ESD 112 

Sponsored By: Snohomish County Early Learning Coalition

Funded By: Washington STEM

To register, contact Kendall Appell at kendall.appell@childstrive.org

Childcare Aware – STARS Trainings

Creating a Magical Natural Play Space or Outdoor Classroom
August 17 & 31, 2021
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Trainers: Sue Duncan and Julie Wasilewski
$15.00
STARS: 3

Marketing for Child Care: Showing Off Your Strengths! 
August 23, 2021 
1:00 pm3:00 pm
Trainer: Josephine Escalante
$10.00
STARS: 2

Introduction to Best Practices: Routines and Transitions 
August 24, 2021 
6:30 pm–8:30 pm 
Trainer: Sue Duncan
$10.00
STARS: 2

Host Your Own Paint to Learn Event
September 9, 2021
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Trainers: Sue Duncan and Elyssa Yunker
$10.00
STARS: 2

Conscious Discipline Book Study
September 21, 2021
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Trainers: Elyssa Yunker and Jordyn Laughlin
$100.00
STARS: 20

AAP: A Pediatrician’s Guide to an LGBTQ+ Friendly Practice

Pediatricians serve children and families by providing indispensable anticipatory guidance about so many aspects of healthy growth and development. As the number increases, of youth and families who count themselves among the growing community of gender and sexually diverse individuals, pediatricians are poised to offer education, resources, and support for families. The following represent some of the many ideas pediatricians can implement to improve the care of their LGBTQ+ patients/families, with the acknowledgement that not all pediatricians may be able to implement all of these recommendations.

For more information and resources, click HERE

Child Passenger Safety Awareness Class

Date: August 19th 9-12pm

Location: TBA

Description: Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death and injury for children. In most cases, errors are made when caregivers install child restraints. In the three-hour child passenger safety awareness class, attendees will learn how to properly secure a child in a child restraint and secure the restraint in the vehicle. The class is a mixture of lecture and hands-on practice. Please note: After attending the class, participants will not be qualified to “check” car seats. 

Register: Contact Jen Lindbeck. jen@unitedwayskagit.org

Medicaid and Me: Supporting Trauma-Informed and Healing-Centered Care for Medicaid Eligible Families

The purpose of this meeting is to begin a conversation about multi-system collaboration to support families that are Medicaid and Medicaid eligible. Participants will brainstorm how to provide trauma-informed and healing-centered mental and behavioral health services to parents and children with support from Medicaid. This meeting will include community providers who are Strengthen Families Locally partners, DCYF and Health Care Authority staff, and Managed Care Organization representatives. To support those with lived experiences in these systems, $50 gift cards are available to attendees who are not employed by Medicaid and Family Support system partners. More about Strengthen Families Locally: https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/child-development-supports/sfwa/sf-locally

Supporting Trauma-Informed and Healing-Centered Care for Medicaid Eligible Families 
July 15, 2-3:30 p.m.
Register in advance

Community Resilience Initiative Courses

August 10, 12, 17 and 19
Trauma-Informed Training for Trainers is a course that prepares individuals to conduct CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Program, Course 1 in his or her organization or agency. Attendees will learn to deliver material consistent with relevant research. 
August 31, September 2, 7, and 9
Trauma-Supportive: Course 2 Training for Trainers is a 4 part course that prepares individuals to conduct CRI’s Trauma-Supportive: Course 2 in his/her/their organization or agency. Attendees will learn to deliver material consistent with relevant science regarding resilience-based practices with universal application. 
All dates are 3 hours long, 9:00am – 12:00pm PDT

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are available
*** Course 1 is a pre-requisite for all of the other courses and workshop.  Please contact Rick Griffin if you have not taken Course 1 and are interested in the other offerings. 

Register HERE