Strengthening Families Specialist
Amanda Mills Headshot

Amanda has worked in early childhood education here in the Treasure Valley for over 20 years. She brings with her the knowledge of being an early childhood professional and program director as well as working for nearly a decade on the IdahoSTARS project.

Amanda is the Strengthening Families Specialist at IdahoAEYC and works with early childhood professionals, families and family-serving organizations to integrate the Strengthening Families Framework and the Building Blocks of HOPE into practice. Strengths-based supports decrease stress in families, leading to better outcomes for children. She believes that families are more likely to thrive when their basic needs are met and focuses on those furthest from opportunity.

Amanda is a mother, wife, dog mom and competitive weightlifter. She loves the Idaho outdoors, cooking and going to concerts.