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The Washington State Quality Standards have 9 overarching domains. Together, they represent the key areas of quality for afterschool and youth development programs.

The domain Relationships defines quality programs as developing, nurturing, and maintaining positive relationships and interactions among staff and participants.

Learn more about the Quality Standards.

One-Year Access to Online STARS Courses for Ongoing Credit

Join School's Out Washington's Online Learning Platform to access 54 award-winning online trainings. These trainings were developed by Cypherworx, an organization providing state-approved professional development training to expanded learning opportunity providers. The trainings are connected to the National Core Competencies developed by National Afterschool Association, and the Washington State Core Competencies for Children and Youth...

STARS Credits: Up to 72 Ongoing Credits!
Content Area : All Content Areas

LGBTQ Inclusion & Embracing Family Diversity (Tacoma, Apr 24)

School’s Out Washington (SOWA) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) are pleased to offer our Welcoming Schools series this year. The series is a part of the ongoing Human Rights Campaign project....

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tracy Flynn
STARS Credits: 6
Content Area IV: Families, Communities and Schools; V: Safety & Wellness; VI: Interactions with Children/Youth; IX: Cultural Competency & Responsiveness

Leap Into Science Educator Training (Wenatchee, May 29)

Take a Leap Into Science! Leap into Science programs for libraries integrate open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed especially for children ages 3-10 and their families. Washington State Library is partnering with libraries, museums, and...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Nerrisah Townsend
STARS Credits: 4
Content Area I: Child/Adolescent Growth & Development II: Learning Environment & Curriculum




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