Child care availability about to get even worse

Submitted by Idaho AEYC on Fri, 01/13/2023 - 15:15
Guest Opinion | Beth Oppenheimer

In case you haven’t heard, the state of child care in Idaho is in a precarious state. If you’re a working parent of a young child, there’s a good chance you’ve struggled to find affordable, reliable child care. If you’re a child care provider, it’s likely you struggle to hire and retain the staff to operate at a capacity that keeps your business solvent. We simply don’t have enough child care openings to accommodate every family who needs care. This affects workforce participation – placing financial strain on working parents – and limiting the pool of candidates.

The worst part is that child care access in Idaho is going to get much worse, before it gets better.


2C Kids receives $750,000 as part of community grant

Submitted by Idaho AEYC on Sat, 09/17/2022 - 15:21

Thanks to additional funding through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare community grant program, $750,000 was recently donated to the 2C Kids Succeed Early Learning Collaborative.

A portion of the grant will go to helping the Nampa Early Childhood Learning Center as they serve 20 more children and hire a certified teacher, helping 2C Kids continue to build a healthy community for Canyon County children, according to a press release.


Lee Pesky Learning Center Receives Funding to Continue Early Childhood Programming

Submitted by Idaho AEYC on Mon, 11/29/2021 - 11:47

Read the entire article on the Idaho Press.

Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) recently received support in the amount of $600,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to increase high quality childcare through training and coaching early childcare providers using research-based best practices to support whole child development.


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