Tacoma Community House’s Childhood Early Education Resource (CHEER) program assists immigrants and refugees with:

  • earning their State Training and Registry System (STARS) certification
  • financial literacy
  • entrepreneurship
  • an internship at a childcare facility
  • finding a childcare career after the program

How to Enroll

  • Must be English Level 5 or higher
  • Must attend an information session at Tacoma Community House, located at 1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA. Information sessions provide prospective participants an opportunity to learn more about the program and complete intake paperwork.
Upcoming Information Sessions Bring What You Have
NOTE: There are no more information sessions in September, but we still have openings in our next CHEER cohort that begins classes on Monday, October 1st! Please contact Stephanie Hopkins at 253-383-3951 or shopkins@tacomacommunityhouse.org if interested!
  • Picture ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Pay Stub/DSHS Award Letter
  • Green Card
  • VISA
  • I-94


Stephanie Hopkins, Employment Case Manager