The North Idaho (Coeur d’Alene) Early Learning Collaborative is a group of stakeholders in our community who work together to pool resources to build up child care quality and expand accessibility to programs for families in Kootenai and Bonner Counties.
The goal of our collaborative is to expand access to quality early learning opportunities in child care facilities in our communities. We have been able to do this work through:
- Child care scholarships built from community development BLOC grants, private donations, and Health and Welfare grants.
- Provide funding to providers to help them improve quality early learning
- Built a business alliance of local, family-friendly companies