I am a High School Graduate or have a GED and I want to...
become a Family Home Child Care Assistant

A Family Home Child Care Assistant Teacher helps the licensed Family Home while under the direct supervision and direction of the Family Home Licensee. View DCYF Professional Development page for more information: https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/earlylearning-profdev/early-learning-provider

Hiring Requirements:

  • 18 years of age 
  • High school Diploma

Training Requirements:

Need to be completed within 90 days of employment. 

  • Completed Child Care Basics
  • Completed all renewable health and safety training
    • First Aid
    • CPR
    • Bloodborne Pathogens 
    • Food Handlers (if serving snack and meals to children)
    • Safe Sleep (if applicable)

Full Education Requirements:

  • Initial Certificate (within 5 years of hire)

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