TRAINING

TRAINING

“I’m so blessed and grateful for you all. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being there. Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to save my grandson’s life.” Learn More

MENTORSHIP

MENTORSHIP

“It was so important to learn from people who know this work.” Learn More

SUBSTITUTE POOL

SUBSTITUTE POOL

“Thank you! I would never have been able to have accomplished this without the program. I was able to enhance my environment with the help of the Imagine Institute substitute program.” Learn More

LICENSING SUPPORT

LICENSING SUPPORT

“Without your support, I would not have been able to achieve what I have achieved thus far. I have a great team in this new stage of my life. Thanks for believing in me and giving us the opportunity to acquire more education and have a more prosperous future.” Learn More

JOIN OUR TEAM

JOIN OUR TEAM

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BECOMING A STATE APPROVED TRAINER

BECOMING A STATE APPROVED TRAINER

“I learn a lot through teaching others. One of the things that fulfills me is when the providers connect with me, knowing that we are the same and our work is the same. I love to tell them ‘Here, everyone learns from one another’.” Learn More

TRAINING

TRAINING

“I’m so blessed and grateful for you all. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being there. Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to save my grandson’s life.” Learn More

RELATIONSHIP-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

RELATIONSHIP-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

“It was so important to learn from people who know this work.” Learn More

SUBSTITUTE POOL

SUBSTITUTE POOL

“Thank you! I would never have been able to have accomplished this without the program. I was able to enhance my environment with the help of the Imagine Institute substitute program.” Learn More

HIGHER EDUCATION

HIGHER EDUCATION

“Without your support, I would not have been able to achieve what I have achieved thus far. I have a great team in this new stage of my life. Thanks for believing in me and giving us the opportunity to acquire more education and have a more prosperous future.” Learn More

CONFERENCIA IMAGINE VERANO 2018

CONFERENCIA IMAGINE VERANO 2018

Temas incluidos: “Amor y Logica, y más!  ¡Inscríbase ahora!

BECOMING A STATE APPROVED TRAINER

BECOMING A STATE APPROVED TRAINER

“I learn a lot through teaching others. One of the things that fulfills me is when the providers connect with me, knowing that we are the same and our work is the same. I love to tell them ‘Here, everyone learns from one another’.” Learn More

OUR APPROACH

The Imagine Institute is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Seattle, providing grassroots professional development opportunities to early care and education professionals throughout Washington State. We offer a variety of groundbreaking programs that provide supports to child care center workers, licensed family child care providers, and Family, Friend, and Neighbor caregivers. All Imagine programs are built on the core tenants of relationship-based professional development and the belief that a providers’ years of experience translate to valuable knowledge and skill. Our professional development supports are culturally-responsive, respectful of provider skills and knowledge, and accessible to those already working long hours for insufficient pay. Imagine Institute staff speak Spanish, English and Somali and 50% of our employees have worked as licensed family child care providers or lead teachers in child care centers. Our goal is to elevate the conditions of this profession while maintaining its incredible diversity.

LICENSED PROVIDERS

We offer a range of courses tailored to family child care providers. Our curriculum and incentives are reviewed by a team of experienced family child care  and center workers to make sure they are relevant and meaningful to our colleagues. 

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FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TRAINING

Family, Friends and Neighbors Providers (FFN providers) can find exciting, useful courses that offer generous cash incentives. 

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OUR PARTNERS

The Imagine Institute

The Imagine Institute