The Foundation of Quality Care in Idaho

The IdahoSTARS project is a voluntary program that provides training in child development, education, health, safety and assessment of child care facilities based on national quality standards. It was established to increase parents’ access to affordable and inclusive child care.

Idaho AEYC is a proud partner of the IdahoSTARS project with the University of Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD). This project is funded through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW).

Through IdahoSTARS, you will find child care licensing support, Idaho Child Care Program, Steps to Quality, and other professional development. This system is designed to increase the quality of child care and early education programs by providing opportunities to those who care for and teach young children to improve their skills and professional practice.

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Professional Development

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IdahoSTARS offers scholarships, an array of specialized trainings, and advanced professional opportunities that help early childhood educators improve professional knowledge, competence, skill, and effectiveness.

For Providers

Through IdahoSTARS you can access current quality standards and resources to offer the best care possible. We offer incentives and grant opportunities to child care businesses and individuals participating in quality improvement and professional development opportunities.

For Families

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Thinking of the future, it’s important to choose quality child care and early learning opportunities that are safe and right for your child. IdahoSTARS is here to support you.

What Makes Quality Different

Learn more about IdahoSTARS Project and why quality care is needed for Idaho’s youngest children.