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About Idaho AEYC

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children envisions a world where all children thrive. Guided by our mission, core values, and core beliefs, Idaho AEYC works to advance Idaho’s early learning profession and advocate for children and their families, as well as those who work with young children. We bring together parents, providers, educators, and communities.

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For Child Care Workers

Early childhood educators are at the forefront of children's growth and development. Idaho AEYC offers tools and resources to better prepare educators for creating programs and making an impact. Our resources include accreditations, training, a community platform, and our Emerging Leaders Club, which brings together new teachers, students, and graduates.

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For Families

Your home is your child's foundation for learning, development, and growth. To ensure children are prepared to thrive in the classroom, Idaho AEYC offers resources for parents and caregivers to help enhance early learning. Find learning resources, check out childcare providers in your community, and browse quality programming offered in the state. You can also view state-offered resources that serve families of young children.

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It takes a village to raise a child, which means everyone's contribution counts. You can help Idaho's children thrive in a number of ways. From state-wide volunteer opportunities to advocating for policies that benefit early education, your action helps bring the community together and rally around our children. You can also donate, become a partner or sponsor, or enhance your career with a professional Idaho AEYC membership.

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Latest News

Jan 22, 2023
child care

In case you haven’t heard, the state of child care in Idaho is in a precarious state. If you’re a working parent of a young child, there’s a good chance you’ve struggled to find affordable, reliable child care.

Jan 13, 2023
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Guest Opinion | Beth Oppenheimer

In case you haven’t heard, the state of child care in Idaho is in a precarious state. If you’re a working parent of a young child, there’s a good chance you’ve struggled to find affordable, reliable child care.

Dec 19, 2022
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Kindergarten and first-grade scores in 2022 showed significant improvement from 2019. However, Idaho's scores in second and third grade dropped from three years ago.

Nov 20, 2022
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STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK

The Wood River Women’s Foundation has taken the next step with its early learning initiative with the appointment of Kathryn Ivers as the project director of the Wood River Early Learning Collaborative.