Child Care Crisis

 Report from Child Care Job Fair!!! July 31, 2021

We had a very successful Job Fair! Participants included: Boys and Girls Club, Shore Pool – SPARK Squad, C & C Kids Programs, Imagine Institute, Lower Elwha Children’s House of Learning, Peninsula College ECE Program/Childcare, OlyCAP Head Start Programs, First Step Family Support Center, Child Care Aware, Olympic Nature Experience, Little Explorers,  5 Acre School, Olympic Peninsula YMCA, and Prevention Works!

 

Billboard 2021

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING IN CHILD CARE?

PW! 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

https://dcyf.wa.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/Staff_Qualifications.pdf

https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/news/child-care-and-early-learning-licensing-guidebook

Child Care Licensor:  Denise Huff  360.460.0664 https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/find-an-office/el-offices

The Imagine Institute: mentoring, financial assistance and internships for Family Child Care Homes  https://imaginewa.org/

Providers-local mentors:

Marion Hedin mjbhedin@yahoo.com

Nikki Tomason  ntomason@gmail.com

Peninsula College Early Childhood: training, certificates, and possible financial assistance- Anna King AKing@pencol.edu

Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship: www.cie-nw.org

Prevention Works Information : Laura Brogden info@pw4kids.org