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.

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.

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.

Nutrition & Recipe Ideas

Baby eating

Early Literacy Resources

Baby reading

Developmental Milestones

Baby crawling

Parent Resource Toolkit

Kids learning tools
Get free early learning and literacy resources to help your child's learning environment at home

READY! For Kindergarten Workshops

Little girl stacking blocks
Find free workshops in your community that help with literacy, pre-math skills, and emotional learning.

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!

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

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