Voices of Tomorrow’s top priority is to inform, engage, and share updates with the community we are serving. There are barriers such as: culture, language, and timing that hinders our families to engage with systems, organizations, and institutions. We make it our business to bring information to the families so they can stay informed and make a right decision for their children, families, and, for themselves.
ASQ is a set of questionnaires about children’s development. It has been used for more than 20 years to make sure children are developing well. A screening provides a quick look at how children are doing in important areas, such as communication, physical ability, social skills and problem-solving skills. ASQ can help identify your child’s strengths as well as an areas where your child may need support.
As a parent or caregiver, you are the best source of information about your child. That’s why ASQ questionnaires are designed to be filled out by you. You will only need 10-15 minutes. It’s that quick and easy.
fcc preschool hub
Family Childcares are a crucial part of the Seattle early learning landscape. VOT and TTELC coordinate with several Family Child Care providers to offer Seattle Preschool Program from family homes around Seattle. The Family Childcare providers serve many ages of students and offer SPP programming and supports to 3- and 4-year olds. Each Family Childcare Provider offers a unique culturally relevant programming and environment for students as well as a variety of services. Their goal is to ensure that children will be kindergarten ready, achieve developmentally-appropriate pre-academic skills, develop both socially and emotionally and to eliminate the racially disproportionate-kindergarten readiness gap for SPP participants.
The purpose of the FCCERS and CLASS training is to provide culturally relevant support, resources and quality improvement activities for family child care providers to engage successfully in the statewide Early Achievers quality rating system and to meet at least level 3 Early Achievers Quality Standards.
A cohort of 20 providers will be attending 8-9 session long trainings on FCCERS (Family Childcare Environment Rating Scale) and CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System), to increase their knowledge on the tools that they are being assessed on and for them to increase their confidence and preparedness to be rated on Early Achievers..
STARs/MERIT Training- ChildCare Basics Online Course
We offer an online course to complete your childcare basic hours. Washington State requires all licensed Lead Teachers to successfully complete either the Basics in Child Care STARS course or earn 12 credits in Early Childhood Education (ECE). The intent of the law is to assure families that the licensed professionals caring for their children are knowledgeable of child development, resourceful in planning activities, skilled in guiding behavior, and able to maintain healthy environments. This Child Care Basics 30 hour/3 credit course serves as an introduction for professionals in meeting the licensing requirement for lead teachers. The course is organized as 10 modules; each is expected to take three hours to facilitate.
Beyond facilitating Child Care Basic training for providers, it is hoped that this introductory course will inspire and motivate developing professionals to seek more opportunities to improve skills and increase knowledge through continuing education.
To sign up please follow the link, click the JOIN NOW button on the top right corner and sign up with your email, a password, and your name.
Currently we are working towards creating an online 10 hour course. All early learning professionals except volunteers must complete 10 hours of in-service training annually. Child Care Basics meets your first year of required in-service training, however it cannot be taken repeated times to meet in-service hours in future years. This course will serve as an opportunity for providers to get their continuing education credits from us.