About Idaho AEYC
Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) is a non-profit organization, the Idaho affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Idaho AEYC supports quality early care and education for all children, from birth through age eight, and promotes excellence in early childhood education wherever children grow and learn.
Idaho AEYC supports families by managing the annual renewal process for Idaho Child Care Program providers through IdahoSTARS by developing a choice of available child care facilities for parents who are eligible for child care tuition assistance, and by providing child care referrals to families seeking care.
Board members are volunteers, elected by association members to two year terms. They expertly guide the association to meet vision and mission goals, advising staff on planning, fiscal, and program development.
Idaho AEYC members are supported across the state through four local AEYC affiliates to promote conferences and training that will help serve families by creating quality early care and education settings when needed. Members are also encouraged to participate in IdahoSTARS professional development system including their local Child Care Resource and Referral offices located in seven regions of the state.
Membership in Idaho AEYC is open to all individuals who share a desire to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of all young children, specifically related to early care and education. One membership joins all three - national, state and local affiliates. Join today.
Idaho AEYC Vision
Idaho AEYC will inspire and lead those who touch the lives of Idaho's children.
We will encourage commitment to the ideal that every Idaho child deserves to live a satisfying childhood that allows him/her to develop to full potential.
Idaho AEYC Mission
The mission of Idaho AEYC is to improve the quality of life for Idaho's young children and their families by:
- Improving professional practice in early care and education
- Building public understanding and support
- Building and maintaining a strong, diverse, and inclusive organization