Early Learning Starts at Home

As the first place a child begins learning, the habits and knowledge gained in the home build a foundation for their future. Through daily interactions with parents and family members, a child grows, develops, and begins to form the basic architecture of their brain.

Research indicates that quality early learning experiences at home provide children with skills and abilities necessary to succeed in school and to enhance the lifelong love of learning. To support the efforts of parents, educators, and caregivers, Idaho AEYC offers resources that strengthen early learning opportunities and that help our children thrive.

Week of the Young Child

Young Children Running
The Week of the Young Child® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to celebrate the early years of a child’s life, which are vital to their future success. This year, during the week of April 6 through April 12, Idaho AEYC is offering free activities and resources for families across the state of Idaho! Click the button below to learn more.

Find Child Care

Idaho AEYC, Find Child Care
Search for child care in your community.

READY! for Kindergarten

Father and child
These early learning workshops support parents in their role as their child's first and most influential teacher.

Nutrition & Recipe Ideas

Baby eating
Discover the joy of preparing delicious and nutritious meals that promote a foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits.

You've Got This: Family Resource Guide Order Form

You've Got This booklet
Idaho AEYC's You've Got This! Family Resource Guide offers information on resources that support families in Idaho. To order, click the button below!

Early Literacy Resources

Baby reading
Early literacy engages children in activities stimulating their imagination, curiosity, and language skills, providing a crucial stepping stone for academic achievement and a lifelong appreciation for reading and story telling.

Developmental Milestones

Baby crawling
Developmental milestones are markers that show a child's progress in various aspects of growth and learning. From their first smile to the initial steps, these milestones encompass physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains. They serve as guideposts for gauging a child's healthy development and help caregivers understand age-appropriate expectations.

Parent Resource Toolkit

Idaho Department of Education's Parent Corner
The Idaho Department of Education has great resources for parents and caregivers with children of all ages! Parent Corner offers information on Head Start programs and more.

Early Learning Videos

Parent and child looking at iphone
Idaho AEYC has several informative videos to help families find new and engaging ways to bring quality learning into their homes. Visit our YouTube channel and bring these ideas to life in your home!

Kids of Idaho Activity Kits

kids of Idaho books
Our kits are currently out of stock. Please stay tuned for updates on availability. Thank you for your patience!

Financial Literacy for Children & Families

Mom and child putting money into a piggy bank
Thanks to CapEd Credit Union, you can watch helpful videos on financial literacy and download some handouts and infographics. It's A Money Thing is a great classroom resource, or if you need a refresher on financial topics!

Child and Family Connections

child and parent
This program provides information and resources for early educators, families, and communities across Idaho to support the success of all children.

Idaho AEYC Activity Pages for Kids!

Children doing an activity page
Activity pages are great for early learning, offering a well-rounded developmental boost. From fostering problem-solving to enhancing fine motor skills, these pages create an engaging environment for children to learn, explore, and develop crucial abilities.

Downloadable Provider Appreciation Card - Full Page

Thank you card

Downloadable Provider Appreciation Card - Foldable

Foldable Appreciation Card

State Resources

The state of Idaho has additional resources to help families of young children.  

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Idaho AEYC, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Find state-funded programming, financial assistance, and information on nutrition and health.

Idaho Children’s Trust Fund

Idaho AEYC, Idaho Children’s Trust Fund
This organization works to prevent child abuse in Idaho. Find out more about their programming and assistance.

Idaho Health Exchange

parent and child hands
Idaho Health Data Exchange is collaborating with findhelp to provide a safe, secure, and effective platform for users to connect people with social services.