• Why do I need an account?

    A free Thinkific account is necessary to access the trainings, and allows you to save your progress, keep track of multiple course in a student dashboard, and access completed certificates.

  • How is this information used?

    We will use the information you provide for issuing your STARS certificate and reporting your training to the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families. We will not share your personal information with any other parties or organizations.

  • Will I get emails because of this account?

    You will receive limited emails to help you manage your account and access certificates. At the end of a training we will ask you if we may contact you in the future to invite you to participate in other early learning projects. This helps us secure finding for similar projects or learn ways our trainings can be improved. If you do not want to receive emails from us about these opportunities, select "No thanks" in response to this question and we will not contact you.

  • Why are the trainings free?

    This website and trainings are FREE to use thanks to support from the Washington State Department of Health through Cooperative Agreement Number 1U58DP004830-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Who creates the trainings?

    The trainings are created by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health.