FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TRAINING (FFN)

All our Family, Friends, and Neighbors training is either developed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families or by the Imagine Institute and reviewed by our curriculum committee to make sure it supports our mission to be “relevant, respectful, and responsive”.

Eligibility

Don’t forget! You must:

  • Be authorized and caring for a subsidized child at the time of the training.
  • Claim all monthly invoices
  • Submit paperwork by June 6, 2019

OUR COURSES

Mandatory Electronic Attendance System Training

Mandatory Electronic Attendance System Training

All child care providers who started accepting Working Connections or Seasonal Child Care subsidy payments prior to October 1, 2018 will be required to use an electronic attendance system by November 1, 2019. All providers who started accepting subsidy after October 1, 2018 have 90 days to complete the training and log a successful transaction using the Electronic Attendance System. For more information, you can visit DCYF’s website here: https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/early-learning-providers/electronic-attendance-system/training.

Mandatory Electronic Attendance System Training times vary. Please click here to register.

Child Care Basics + $750 Bonus (3-Day Course)

This 30-hour course is required of all child care lead teachers, program supervisors, and directors in Washington State. Topics include the basic core knowledge of childhood development, guidance and behavior, health, and safety. The Imagine Institute is the primary organization training Family, Friends, and Neighbors providers in Child Care Basics.

All classes are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Complete all three days of training to receive your $750 bonus. Click here to register.

Health, Safety and Electronic Attendance System + $500 Bonus (2-Day Course)

Electronic Attendance + Health and Safety (5 hours)

This curriculum is designed to offer an overview of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as it applies to teaching young children. Participants will discuss the components of teaching STEM to young children with a focus on hands-on discovery learning. The class covers methods of best practice for teaching young children and how to use inquiry to develop new ideas and solve problems. Washington State guidelines will be applied to aid them in their planning of STEM activities for young children.

First Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens + Health and Safety (7.5 hours)

This training covers two important topics for FFNs. First, the new health and safety training required of all non-relative Family, Friend and Neighbor providers. Second, the Electronic Attendance System training. This training is required of all Family, Friend and Neighbor child care providers.

Classes are from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Attend both days of training to receive your $500 bonus. Click here to register.

Mandatory FFN Health and Safety (1-Day Course)

Non-Relative Mandatory FFN Training: First Aid/CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens + Health and Safety (7.5 hours)

This training is required of all non-relative FFN child care providers. It covers both a new health and safety training developed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families and First Aid, CPR, and Blood Borne Pathogens.

FFN Health and Safety training is from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you choose to attend this training without the FFN STEM class, you will not receive a bonus. Click here to register.

 

For more information, or to register for classes by phone, please call 206-492-5249.

The Imagine Institute

The Imagine Institute