Child Care Crisis

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Child Care Crisis

Access to Child Care is a critical need in our region. More qualified child care providers are needed more than ever. If you NEED Child Care, visit the Child Care Check page to link to Childcare Aware of Washington to search for a provider. If you are interested in WORKING in Child Care, please view the video and information below. We’re here to help!

 

 

 

Are you Interested in Working in Child Care?

 

Prevention Works! is Interested in Supporting You!

All Child Care Workers Will Need:

  • TB TEST
  • BACKGROUND CHECK
  • FIRST AID/CPR
  • CURRENT MMR VACCINATION
  • BLOOD BORNE PATHOGEN TRAINING
  • FOOD HANDLER’S PERMIT

Family Child Care Home Providers

Owner

  • HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
  • ATTEND LICENSING ORIENTATION
  • COMPLETE LICENSING APPLICATION
  • INITIAL CERTIFICATE (12 ECE CREDITS WITHIN 5 YEARS OF OPENING 

Assistant Teacher

  • HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
  • INITIAL CERTIFICATE (12 ECE CREDITS
  • WITHIN 5 YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT)

Child Care Center Providers

Lead Teacher

  • HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
  • INITIAL CERTIFICATE (12 ECE CREDITS WITHIN 5 YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT)

Assistant Teacher

  • HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
  • INITIAL CERTIFICATE (12 ECE CREDITS WITHIN 5 YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT)

Additional Resources for Becoming a Child Care Provider

Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF)

Staff Qualifications

Providers-local mentors:

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