With the new DFS rules adopted in April 2012, the knowledge area known as Uniqueness and Cultural Awareness was eliminated. The learning objectives for this area were distributed to Family, Community and Cultural Awareness and Child Growth and Development. While you will still see this category in Biennium Transcript Summaries and Complete Training Records, it is there only to keep track of past history for classes before April 16, 2012. This listing will disappear from training reports in April 2014.
Wyoming Department of Family Services — Division of Early Childhood has information regarding licensing and child care subsidy.
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services — WY Quality Counts has information regarding educational scholarships.
Children & Nutrition Services provides Child Care Finder and the Child and Adult Care Food programs.
Providers Empowering Providers (P.E.P.) was developed as a proactive approach to raising the level of quality in child care throughout Wyoming.
Wyoming Kids First is an early childhood initiative that focuses on developing a comprehensive and collaborative early childhood system of quality-based early care and education, integrated family support services and accessible and affordable health and mental health care.
Parent Information Center (PIC) is a statewide center that offers support, information and training on special education and disability issues to Wyoming families of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs from birth to 21.
Parent Education Network (PEN) is statewide center that offers information and support to families so that they might be more actively engaged in their children’s education and learning. PEN provides fact sheets and resources on parenting and educational issues in Wyoming.
The Council for Professional Recognition (CDA), headquartered in Washington, DC, operates the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program.
National Association for the Education of Young Children works to promote excellence in early childhood education.
Zero to Three is the nation’s leading resource on the first years of life.
Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) has information for practitioners who also hold Wyoming teaching licenses on how to obtain PTSB credit for STARS approved classes.