Idaho AEYC builds a cohesive and comprehensive Strategic Plan every five years. These plans are built through input from communities, Early Learning Collaboratives, and other partners to create a holistic approach on how we continue to expand early learning opportunities across Idaho.
All planning is developed through our strategic priorities.
High Quality Learning
Goal: Children birth through age 8 have equitable access to developmentally appropriate, high-quality early learning.
- Increase the number of developmentally appropriate high-quality early learning programs for children birth through age 5.
- Identify collaborative relations with affiliates/partners to increase child care licensing and standards statewide.
- Position NAEYC Accreditation systems as the gold standard to build quality in state pre-K and quality rating and improvements systems.
Goal: The early childhood education profession exemplifies excellence and is recognized as vital and performing a critical role in society.
- Build relationships with key stakeholders, existing networks and higher education to increase birth through age 8 professional engagement with Idaho AEYC.
- Skills, knowledge, competencies and qualifications are agreed upon and used to define early care and education profession.
- Early childhood professionals are diverse, effective educators and leaders working within a compensation and recognition system that supports their excellence.
- Professional development and preparation systems support seamless progression for early care and education professionals to advance their education, professional learning and careers.
Goal: Idaho AEYC is a highly valued, credible and visible organization.
- Early childhood educators seek Idaho AEYC as their desired professional association.
- Young and diverse early childhood educators are drawn to the value Idaho AEYC presents in its membership benefits.
- Overall member engagement and satisfaction increases across geography and demographics.
Goal: Idaho AEYC reflects excellence in all aspects of organizational health and vitality.
- Idaho AEYC operates at the highest capacity, effectively serving early childhood professionals at the local and state levels.
- Idaho AEYC’s governance structure is strong and its board members are accountable for the diversity, effectiveness, fiscal health, and sustainability of the organization.
- Idaho AEYC staff report a shared understanding and accountability for a high-performing, inclusive organization, including an understanding of the vision, mission and values.
- Members, customers and staff report Idaho AEYC’s information and communication technology systems are reliable, user-friendly, support their work effectively and meet their needs.
Leadership and Innovation
Goal: Through collaborative relationships, Idaho AEYC cultivates leadership and innovative strategies that propel the field, profession and systems of early learning.
- Idaho AEYC strives to maintain and sustain strong leadership capacity throughout the organization, its membership, volunteers and staff.
- Early childhood programs and professionals throughout Idaho have access to Idaho AEYC’s resources, content and early childhood systems expertise. All work is grounded in sound fiscal and legal business practices.
- Idaho AEYC continues to serve as a catalyst and consensus builder for complex and controversial issues to generate new knowledge and understanding.
- Idaho AEYC is a reliable and productive collaborator and partner.