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Professional Development

Professional Development Training Academy

Our Professional Development Academy offers a wide variety of STARS classes for early childhood educators. Our classes are: 

  • Taught by MERIT-approved early learning experts who understand your work.
  • Designed to support your success in Early Achievers.
  • Supported with follow-up coaching, as appropriate and needed. 
  • Written to allow you to interact and share with other people who do what you do.
  • Reimbursed through MERIT, for those with a MERIT account.

Classes are held in Olympia, Bremerton, Aberdeen and Shelton. Click to view a calendar of our scheduled classes or download our April - August 2019 course catalog.

In-Service Training for Centers

CCAC offers customized classes for center directors who want to provide a class for their entire staff. Customized classes for centers:

  • Are based on your center's current needs and goals.
  • Provide your entire staff with the same foundation of knowledge.
  • Are fully aligned with Early Achievers.
  • Are offered in collaboration with your Early Achievers coach, who can reinforce learning.
  • Can be very affordable: About $100 per hour, regardless of group size. Consider partnering with another center to share the expense!

For more information on customized training, call Connie Dougherty at 360-786- 8907, ext. 108.