Early Learning Newsletter October 26th

Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more. Please see this weeks news and  bookmark the Early Learning Portal Page: https://mycatholicschool.org/for-catholic-schools/catholic-identity/early-learning/

Early Learning Update Week of October 26th, 2020

Items Covered:

  • All: Child Care Exchange Publication
  • All: New Trainings Posted
  • All: PreK and Kindergarten Toolkit
  • Licensed Only: Provider Port

    Child Care Exchange:

Do you subscribe to Exchange Magazine? Child Care Exchange supports early childhood education professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft thriving environments for children and adults. There are online and printed publication offerings with some material offered for free and others for a small subscription rate. Click the link below to explore:


New Upcoming Trainings Posted:

There are some interesting topics covered in the upcoming trainings page on our Early Learning Portal. Please look here for upcoming training topics, dates and options for trainings through Mid-November. Also browse websites where trainings can be found in the “Find trainings for Professional Development section”



PreK and Kindergarten Toolkit:

Four years ago Early Learning Leaders from across the archdiocese came together to create the Archdiocese of Seattle PreK and Kindergarten toolkit. They gathered four times to research, collaborate, create, and collate the great resources designed for early learning directors, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten teachers, and principals who seek to enrich and expand their early learning programs. Please go to the Early Learning Resources and News Page on the Early Learning Portal to explore – you will find the toolkit under Resources and Curriculum section:



Licensed Only: Provider Portal Page

Each of our Licensed Programs have Provider Portal Page through the state. You can use this page to look at the history of your license, inspection results, complete grant applications and update items like hours and website links for your program. When families search for licensed child care/preschool/prek in our area the information you input in your portal is what they see. You can search for your program in the link I have provided below to see what is listed now. The staff that has access to the portal is the staff that is on the license for your site. Please let me know if you have any questions about the portal.

Provider Portal Log-in page: https://wacompass.force.com/PP_LoginPage

Child Care Check (search for your program to see what information pops up): https://www.findchildcarewa.org/

Thank you and have a great week!