Basic STARS Training Agenda
Washington Child Care Basics
Module 1: Valuing Each Child and Family
Outcome A: The student will discuss attributes of the diversity of families
Outcome B: The student will describe strategies for interacting collaboratively with all children and adults.
Outcome C: The student will evaluate techniques for communicating with families about their children’s development.
Module 2: Child Growth and Development
Outcome A: The student will recognize development as a continuum with identifiable basic milestones.
Outcome B: The student will identify developmental needs of infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and school-agers to age eight.
Outcome C: The student will describe early brain development.
Module 3: Celebrating Child Growth
Outcome A: The student will give examples of children developing at their own rate.
Outcome B:The student will identify techniques for collecting child development information.
Outcome C:The student will describe professional behavior regarding confidentiality of referrals.
Module 4: Curriculum and Learning Environments
Outcome A The student will describe environments which nurture children and stimulate learning.
Outcome B The student will identify indoor and outdoor activities that invite participation of all children.
Outcome C The student will plan developmentally appropriate activities for children in a variety of settings.
Module 5: Family and Community Partnerships
Outcome A The student will recognize that families are the primary educators of their children.
Outcome B The student can explain the elements of positive relationships and communication with families.
Outcome C The student will identify community resources that support families.
Module 6: Healthy Practices: Safety and Wellness
Outcome A The student can differentiate between compliance and non-compliance of health and safety regulations.
Outcome B The student can summarize their role as a mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect.
Outcome C The student will identify a healthy physical environment for children, including procedures for health, safety, and sanitation.
Module 7: Healthy Practices: Nutrition and Fitness
Outcome A The student will demonstrate healthy practices: hand-washing, diapering, food- handling and meal/snack procedures.
Outcome B The student will describe basic daily nutrition, exercise, and sleep needs of children.
Outcome C The student will identify signs of and care for basic childhood illnesses and injuries.
Module 8: Interactions and Guidance
Outcome A The student will identify techniques for building secure relationships, forming the basis for a child’s ability to manage his/her own behavior.
Outcome B The student will identify positive responses to children.
Outcome C The student will recognize off-track behavior and commit to limit setting that supports self-management.
Module 9: Program Planning and Development
Outcome A The student will describe staff member’s responsibilities in carrying out the program’s mission statement.
Outcome B The student will relate program policies to specific Washington licensing rules and laws.
Outcome C The student will identify what, where and how records are kept.
Module 10: Professional Practice
Outcome A The student will describe the professional code of ethics.
Outcome B The student will summarize the fundamentals of professional behavior.
Outcome C The student will justify the need for on-going professional development.