Who is it for?

Head Start, child care and home visiting programs and providers.

What will I learn?

You will learn what causes cavities and how they can be prevented. At the end of the training you will understand how to use Cavity Free Kids with children and families in your classroom, on home visits and during family engagement opportunities. You will also learn how to connect children with dental care.

How can I take the training?

There are a few ways for you to take a Cavity Free Kids training. All training options are two hours and FREE to participants in the state of Washington. If you are located outside of Washington please contact Matt Gonzalez, Associate Program Officer: [email protected]

  1. In-person or live webinar training for your center: Your center can receive a 2-hour CFK training in person or through a live webinar. This training is free for all participants in the state of Washington. If you are located outside of Washington, we provide the CFK training for a fee.
    • To learn more and book a training for your center, email Matt Gonzalez.
  2. Individual, online training through MERIT Washington’s Professional Development & Workforce Registry: All licensed and soon-to-be licensed, early learning providers in Washington State can complete an online, self-paced version of the Cavity Free Kids training course. More information on MERIT.
    1. Log in to the DCYF Online Training Portal.
    2. Choose Topic: In-service training for STARS hours
    3. Select the course: Cavity-Free-Kids
    4. Need a copy of the workbook? Click HERE to download a copy.

Cavity Free Kids training fulfills two hours of STARS credits for those who work in Washington state.