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Washington & Lillio Academy

Can I use Lillio Academy for PD hours in Washington?

Yes! Lillio Academy courses are accepted by the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, & Families as training is not connected to state-approved training. We are currently pursuing approval from the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board and the Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT). Please check back in the future for updates.

Please Note: All Webinars and Lillio Basic Courses must NOT be submitted to your registry. They do not meet specific learning requirements for the state and will not be accepted if submitted.

Sign up for Lillio Academy to complete your professional development hours at your convenience! You can work at your own pace from wherever you want. Once you complete a course, you can download your certificate! 

Washington Child Care Training Requirements: 

In accordance with WAC 110-300-0107, all providers in the state of Washington are required to complete 10 hours of professional development annually. Professional development hours are monitored by calendar year (January – December). Out of the required annual training, 5 hours may be carried over from one calendar year to the next. At this time, this carry-over is not captured in MERIT. To complete this option, please contact your licensor.

The Continuing Education Proposal (CEP) application allows you to request annual in-service training hours for a learning opportunity not connected to state-approved training. You may complete a CEP application for online or self-paced training. Lillio Academy would qualify for this training. CEP application instructions can be found here.

You are eligible to submit your learning experience if it meets the following criteria: 

  • You completed the learning experience within the last 12 months.

  • The learning experience covers topics in the Washington State Core Competencies for early care and education or school-age professionals.

  • You applied what you learned to your work.

  • The learning experience was at least one hour long.

Training topics are in alignment with the Washington State Core Competencies:

  • Child growth and development

  • Curriculum and learning environment

  • Ongoing measurement of child progress

  • Family and community partnerships

  • Health, safety, and nutrition 

  • Interactions

  • Program planning and development

  • Professional development and leadership

Workforce Registry users employed at programs participating in Early Achievers may contribute to their center's Early Achievers Rating through Professional Development Points. The Workforce Registry must verify training before the rating process is considered. Education that is submitted but not verified at the time of rating will not count.

Click here to learn more about the courses Lillio Academy offers covering required training topics! 

Opening a facility or beginning work in the childcare field:

If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for your state's specific requirements, rules, and regulations. The Washington licensing website can be found here.

Last Updated: May 2024

Though Lillio attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, educators are individually responsible for understanding the submission and approval process of all professional development and licensing work in their state.

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