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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.

Online STARS Courses for Ongoing Credit (One-Year Access)

Join School's Out Washington's Online Learning Platform to get access to 36 award-winning online trainings developed by Cypherworx, an organization providing state-approved professional development training to out-of-school time providers. The trainings tie to the National Core Competencies developed by National Afterschool Association, and the Washington State Core Competencies and Quality...

STARS Credits: Up to 36 Ongoing Credits!
Content Area : All Content Areas

Deep Dive Methods "Structure & Clear Limits, and Reframing Conflict" (Seattle, Sat. Dec 7)

This workshop will take a deep dive into the dynamics of conflict, communication, and fostering a positive environment in your program. This training will provide interactive opportunities for participants to explore implementation strategies, general principles...

Saturday, December 7, 2019
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sheely Mauck; Nerrisah Townsend
WA 98144
STARS Credits: 3
Content Area IV: Interactions with Children & Youth

Leap Into Science Educator Training (Licensed Programs, Seattle, Sat. Jan 4, 2020)

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...

Saturday, January 4, 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Nerrisah Townsend
WA 98144
STARS Credits: 4
Content Area I: Child/Adolescent Growth & Development; II: Learning Environment & Curriculum

Winter Workshops - Recharging Youth Development (Tacoma, Jan 31, 2020)

Winter Workshops - Recharging Youth Development is an all-day training experience where Youth Development Professionals have the opportunity to engage in best practices focusing on:  Racial Equity Social Emotional Learning (SEL) A deeper dive on...

Friday, January 31, 2020
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Washington 98408
STARS Credits: 6
Content Area V: Safety & Wellness; VI: Interactions with Children & Youth; IX: Cultural Competency & Responsiveness




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