How to Submit Documentation

All courses must be approved, prior to taking, and all certificates of completion and/or evaluation forms must be submitted within 60 days.

Once you register and verify your e-mail address, you will need to submit documentation to determine your Wyoming Early Childhood Career Lattice for Providers and Administrators level. Your level is based on the information in your profile and will update automatically as you continue to provide the required educational and professional development information.

You will enter all of your previous and current early childhood employment information in your Registry profile, under "My Employment History". If you currently hold more than one position in early childhood, only one position can be listed as your Current Position. All others will be listed as Past Positions, even if it is a second job that is also considered Current.

Please submit your education and professional development documentation as follows:

Proof of education completed:

For college/university transcripts, submit transcripts for all credits and degrees. Transcripts do not need to be official or certified, a copy will be accepted. Transcripts must include your name, the name of the accredited intuition, grades for all classes completed (only classes with a C or better will be issued STARS credit), date class was taken and date degree was earned. Only classes with an Early Childhood or child development focus will be issued STARS credit. Transcripts will be verified that they are from an accredited institution listed in the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (

All degrees will advance users on the Career Lattice. Degrees in Early Education or related area will advance users an additional level.

For credentials and certifications, submit copies of credential and/or certification -- state and nationally-recognized credentials or certifications, for example, Child Development Associate (CDA) awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition, Certified Childcare Professional (CCP) or National Administrator Credential (NAC) awarded by the National Child Care Association, or Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), or Wyoming Department of Education Early Childhood Teaching Endorsement.

When submitting documentation for conferences not included in the Registry;

  • Complete the Conference Approval Request form located in the resources section of the Registry
  • Attach copies of your conference program and conference registration receipt
  • Submit the form with documentation to the Registry

You may submit your documents three ways:

*U.S. Mail. If you are submitting documents for more than one individual, use binder clips or paper clips to keep an individual's documents together; do not staple.

Mail them to:
Wyoming STARS
822 W. 23rd.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Remember to submit copies of your records, originals will not be returned.


Scan your documents, using .tif or .pdf file format if possible. Other file types may be incompatible with our document management system. If you are submitting documents for more than one professional, please create a separate attachment file for each person.

Attach them to an email to:

*Fax. You may fax to: 307-463-9959