MERIT is an online tool that will assist you in your own professional development. MERIT continues to evolve and add new features to support an integrated professional development system and best meet the needs of professionals. Below you will find information about how Washington’s registry was developed with a timeline of updates and feature enhancements. Through the various updates and links, you can read about how the Department of Early Learning (DEL) is striving to provide the best services possible in line with national registry standards.

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New Child Care Basics (30 Hour STARS) Curriculum Available Fall 2013!/Nuevos Conceptos Básicos de Cuidado de Niños (30 horas de ESTRELLAS) ¡Currículo Disponible Otoño 2013! - 09/30/2013
The Basic STARS 20 hour training has been revised and updated to a 30 hour curriculum model...El entrenamiento de las estrellas básica de 20 horas (20 Hour Basic STARS Training) ha sido revisado y actualizado a un modelo de plan de estudio de 30 horas.... more
Thank you to everyone who participated in the MERIT User Survey! ¡Gracias a todos los que participaron en la Encuesta de Usuario de MERIT! - 09/10/2013
Last month, we sent out a survey to all users registered in MERIT and received an impressive response rate...El mes pasado, enviamos una encuesta a todos los usuarios registrados en MERIT y recibimos una impresionante tasa de respuestas, ... more
DEL wants to hear from you! DEL quiere saber de usted! - 08/05/2013
DEL wants to hear from you! DEL quiere saber de usted!... more
Career Lattice Awards - Policy Update - 02/27/2013
DEL has updated the policy for Career Lattice awards based on pre-existing educational information.... more
New Applications to Support Professionals and Trainers - 02/04/2013
The Department of Early Learning is excited to announce new applications available in MERIT for the Career Lattice, Training Reimbursement and Trainer Support.... more
Career Lattice Awards - Frequently Asked Questions - 02/03/2013
Read more about what awards are available for participating on the Washington State Career Lattice and how to apply.... more
Important Information Regarding Fingerprints for Portable Background Checks - 09/27/2012
Do you need to submit fingerprints as part of your portable background check? Read more for important information.... more
New State-Approved Trainers Announced - 08/24/2012
3 new applicants accepted as state-approved trainers for Washington!... more
New State-Approved Trainers Announced - 08/19/2012
9 new applicants accepted as state-approved trainers for Washington!... more
New State-Approved Trainers Announced - 08/12/2012
4 new applicants accepted as state-approved trainers for Washington!... more
 
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New Child Care Basics (30 Hour STARS) Curriculum Available Fall 2013!/Nuevos Conceptos Básicos de Cuidado de Niños (30 horas de ESTRELLAS) ¡Currículo Disponible Otoño 2013! - 09/30/2013
The Basic STARS 20 hour training has been revised and updated to a 30 hour curriculum model...El entrenamiento de las estrellas básica de 20 horas (20 Hour Basic STARS Training) ha sido revisado y actualizado a un modelo de plan de estudio de 30 horas.... more
Thank you to everyone who participated in the MERIT User Survey! ¡Gracias a todos los que participaron en la Encuesta de Usuario de MERIT! - 09/10/2013
Last month, we sent out a survey to all users registered in MERIT and received an impressive response rate...El mes pasado, enviamos una encuesta a todos los usuarios registrados en MERIT y recibimos una impresionante tasa de respuestas, ... more
DEL wants to hear from you! DEL quiere saber de usted! - 08/05/2013
DEL wants to hear from you! DEL quiere saber de usted!... more
Career Lattice Awards - Policy Update - 02/27/2013
DEL has updated the policy for Career Lattice awards based on pre-existing educational information.... more
New Applications to Support Professionals and Trainers - 02/04/2013
The Department of Early Learning is excited to announce new applications available in MERIT for the Career Lattice, Training Reimbursement and Trainer Support.... more
Career Lattice Awards - Frequently Asked Questions - 02/03/2013
Read more about what awards are available for participating on the Washington State Career Lattice and how to apply.... more
Important Information Regarding Fingerprints for Portable Background Checks - 09/27/2012
Do you need to submit fingerprints as part of your portable background check? Read more for important information.... more
New State-Approved Trainers Announced - 08/24/2012
3 new applicants accepted as state-approved trainers for Washington!... more
New State-Approved Trainers Announced - 08/19/2012
9 new applicants accepted as state-approved trainers for Washington!... more
New State-Approved Trainers Announced - 08/12/2012
4 new applicants accepted as state-approved trainers for Washington!... more