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Classes for early childhood educators, parents and caregivers

Sno-Isle Libraries offers a series of STARS classes every fall, winter and spring. These classes are led by Sno-Isle Libraries staff who are state approved trainers and have an expertise in early literacy.

Look for new classes from Sno-Isle Libraries STARS trainers starting online in the fall. Classes are always free. The classes meet the ongoing professional development requirements outlined by the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families.

Washington state offers a wide variety of STARS classes. The state also provides reimbursement and additional support for early childhood educators. 

Looking for additional free classes now?


Upcoming STARS events

STARS Training: Reflective Dialogue to Disrupt Racial Realities

Online Classes and Events - Tue, Aug 18, 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM

To adapt to the constantly changing and complex political and social realities of 2020, ECE leaders need to integrate learning from their experience back into their practice and be able to fine-tune the assumptions and theories that drive their work. This facilitated session is for people interested in moving past teaching political correctness towards teaching socio-cognitive conflict and intellectual growth. Come spend an evening reflecting on our own biases so we can teach anti-bias. Together, we’ll dialogue, explore, question, reflect, and grow in our understanding of how white culture undermines our work in achieving liberation for the next generation of artists, inventors, scientist, politicians, thinkers, and social activists.

Register directly with Hilltop Children's Center for this special summer online class. 

About the presenters: Becky Krueger (she/her) is an Educator and Trainer at Hilltop Children’s Center in Seattle, WA (Duwamish Land). She has been teaching, facilitating, mentoring, and coaching for over 12 years in Reggio-inspired, emergent, place-based preschools. Becky is passionate about indigenous sovereignty, social justice and equity, and earned ​an M.A. in Teaching from Cardinal Stritch University. She identifies as White. Mike Browne (he/him) is the Community Engagement Manager at Hilltop Children’s Center. He facilitates equity-focused professional development opportunities for early learning professionals and conducts anti-racism coaching and training for non-profit organizations. He also co-hosts “Napcast,” a podcast hosted by two male early childhood educators of color. He identifies as Afro-Caribbean. 

STARS Training: Reflective Dialogue to Disrupt Racial Realities

Online Classes and Events - Thu, Aug 20, 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM

To adapt to the constantly changing and complex political and social realities of 2020, ECE leaders need to integrate learning from their experience back into their practice and be able to fine-tune the assumptions and theories that drive their work. This facilitated session is for people interested in moving past teaching political correctness towards teaching socio-cognitive conflict and intellectual growth. Come spend an evening reflecting on our own biases so we can teach anti-bias. Together, we’ll dialogue, explore, question, reflect, and grow in our understanding of how white culture undermines our work in achieving liberation for the next generation of artists, inventors, scientist, politicians, thinkers, and social activists.

Register directly with Hilltop Children's Center for this class. 

About the presenters: Becky Krueger (she/her) is an Educator and Trainer at Hilltop Children’s Center in Seattle, WA (Duwamish Land). She has been teaching, facilitating, mentoring, and coaching for over 12 years in Reggio-inspired, emergent, place-based preschools. Becky is passionate about indigenous sovereignty, social justice and equity, and earned ​an M.A. in Teaching from Cardinal Stritch University. She identifies as White. Mike Browne (he/him) is the Community Engagement Manager at Hilltop Children’s Center. He facilitates equity-focused professional development opportunities for early learning professionals and conducts anti-racism coaching and training for non-profit organizations. He also co-hosts “Napcast,” a podcast hosted by two male early childhood educators of color. He identifies as Afro-Caribbean. 


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If you would like to be notified when our next STARS classes are announced for winter, subscribe below to our email list. For specific questions about STARS contact our Early Learning Coordinator, Joy Feldman.

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