What is Wyoming STARS?
The Wyoming Statewide Training and Resource System (STARS) is the early childhood registry for professional development in Wyoming. Wyoming STARS provides resources to professional development training opportunities and quality improvement tools in one centralized website in order to support early childhood educators in Wyoming.
After applying to be part of Wyoming STARS, participants will be placed at a level on the career ladder. This career ladder promotes professional development with participants and also recognizes experience, training, and educational accomplishments. Wyoming STARS provides a number of sources for participants to develop and gain more skills as well as move themselves up in levels on the career ladder.
Wyoming STARS offers a wide variety of childcare training courses. Wyoming STARS manages all of your trainings and keep the records all in one place. The system allows you to locate training by a specific trainer or by specific keywords. AIR Child Care Training Solutions has multiple courses listed in Wyoming STARS.
Wyoming Childcare Training Tools
While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals, here’s two that we’ve found to be very useful.
The ‘Training Calendar’ tab in Wyoming STARS allows users to search for trainings using specific filters. Users can look through the training calendar filtering by core knowledge areas, course title, course level, course description, and so much more.
My Goalsin Wyoming STARS allows users to set professional development goals. These goals can help move participants up the career ladder.
How many training hours are needed?
According to the Wyoming Department of Family Services Administrative Rules for Certification of Child Care Facilities, any staff member who provides direct care to children for 24 hours or more per month shall complete a minimum of 16 training credits annually.