Download the Resources

Download this employee child care guide to include in orientation sessions, new hire packets, and/or employee handbooks, which includes information about IdahoSTARS and helpful tips in searching for child care. Download this version to add your own logo to the resource.

Post Information About IdahoSTARS and Child Care Resource Center Services Near the Copy Machine, the Coffee Machine, or in the Lunch Room. Download a brief one-pager that includes information about Child Care Resource Centers as well as information about child care subsidies for low-wage families.

Child Care Tips

Include information about Child Care Resource Centers and employee child care tips in your company’s newsletter. Download this information for an easy cut & paste into your newsletter format.

Finding Child Care Can Be Stressful

Finding child care can be stressful for parents – knowing what to ask, what to look for, who to trust, and how to compare options can feel overwhelming.

Referrals to Child Care Resource Centers

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IdahoSTARS Child Care Resource Centers (CCRCs) have staff specialists who help families find child care and work with providers to become licensed and to offer high-quality child care. Families can conduct an online search or reach out to the Idaho Careline by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588.

Post Signs & Flyers

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Post signs or flyers with links to the IdahoSTARS web site and the Idaho Careline in places where employees regularly gather such as the copy machine or the lunch room.

Reduce Parent Stress

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Do families need help finding child care for a child with special needs? Do they need child care during non-traditional hours (like evenings or weekends)? Are parents looking for center-based care, home-based care or, an after-school program? IdahoSTARS Child Care Resource Centers can help. They know all the options. They can work with families to help parents make informed decisions. Calling the Careline at 1-800-926-2588 makes it easy!

Assist New Hires

If your business has a new hire packet, include a flyer about IdahoSTARS to assist new employees in finding child care. If your business has families who are relocating, you can work with the Child Care Resource Centers to offer employees assistance in finding child care. Moving can be stressful enough, let CCRC staff help your employees to find child care that best meets their needs.


Starting a Child Care Program

Starting a child care program or opening a new child care facility can feel daunting if you're not sure where to start. Idaho AEYC has created guides and toolkits to help answer questions and connect you with resources to help you get started!

Additional HR Resources

Idaho Child Care Business Guides

There are many things to consider when starting a new child care center. These resources will help you think through the steps you need to take to open and operate a successful child care center in Idaho. Child Care Center Guide (English and Spanish) Family Child Care Center Guide (English and Spanish)