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Interested in a career in childcare? Our free training program will help you get started!


About the CHEER Program

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

  • Earning STARS certification for childcare professionals
  • English language instruction
  • Interning with a daycare
  • Finding a job in childcare
  • Opening your own childcare business
  • Up to 3 years of financial coaching

This program is FREE and covers the cost of instruction, certification, CPR training, vaccinations, background checks, and support services—valued at over $1,750!


How to Enroll

  • Attend an Employment Services Orientation at Tacoma Community House (1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA 98405), held every Tuesday from 1:30–3:30pm. Please bring your Photo ID.
  • CHEER is focused on serving immigrants and refugees, but all are welcome to attend an orientation to learn more!

Questions about CHEER? Contact:

Clara Sciortino, Employment Case Manager
csciortino@tacomacommunityhouse.org
(253) 383-3951


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