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Professional Development

Professional Development Training Academy

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

  • Taught by MERIT-approved early learning experts who understand your work.
  • Designed to support your success in Early Achievers.
  • 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 January - April 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:

  • Fully aligned with Early Achievers.
  • Based on your center's current needs and goals.
  • Offered in collaboration with your Early Achievers coach, who can reinforce learning.
  • Affordable: About $100 per hour, regardless of group size.

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