The Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) offers cost reimbursement for training taken from state-approved trainers in Washington. Professionals who currently work in child care facilities licensed or certified by DCYF can access this opportunity through their MERIT professional record. Previously, this was offered through a contract with the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (WAEYC). If you have questions about the STARS Scholarship Reimbursement, contact DCYF MERIT directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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STARS Training Reimbursement Application Guidelines
What does 'confirmed or verified' employment mean?
Confirmed or verified employment in a child care facility licensed or certified by The Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). Your employer or qualified administrator (such as a center director, family child care home licensee, or DCYF licensor) has confirmed or verified that you work there. This information will display in the “status” column of your employment record as “confirmed/verified” with a DCYF hand-print logo.
STARS Reimbursement Instructions
*Reimbursements are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and funds are limited for each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). If funding is low or no longer available for the current fiscal year, you will receive this in an email when you apply. You may re-apply during the next fiscal year beginning July 1. If you have questions, please contact MERIT support services by calling 1.866.482.4325, option 5 or email email@example.com.