Region 7

Bonneville, Clarke, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, and Teton

1970 E 17th St
Idaho Falls, ID 83404-6467

Region 7 Winter 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

At the regional CCRC offices, you'll find a team of professionals to answer your questions. We are available to work directly with child care providers and directors/owners in meeting child care needs and providing support and resources toward increasing the quality of care. 

Your local CCRC staff can help you with your child care business and your professional development opportunities. We are your connection to the many different IdahoSTARS opportunities. 

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Susan Robertson

Lead Quality Child Care Consultant: Susan Robertson

Barb Lenderink

Child Care Resource Specialist: Barbara Lenderink


Community Resources

Infant Toddler Program - Developmental Milestones:

This is a service that screens and monitors children’s growth and development for children birth up to 3 years of age. There is no cost to parents for this service. Ages and Stages Questionnaires are either emailed or mailed to the family. They simply do the activities with their child, fill out the form, and email or mail it back in the pre-paid envelope. The Infant Toddler Program will score it and let the family know if their child falls within average limits or if further assessment is necessary. For additional information contact a program coordinator through the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine.

Idaho Child Find: (Ages 3 and older)

Child Find is a service that finds and screens preschool children’s growth and development, and informs older students with delays of available services. It is important to ask questions about your child’s development when he/she is young, since that is the time of the greatest growth and development; these questions might be: Does your child...have difficulty interacting appropriately with peers? ...have difficulty following/remembering directions? ...become restless or have an excessive activity level? ...have speech difficulties? ...have behavior which differs significantly from peers? If these or other areas of behavior concern you, contact your local school district about its screening program and services available to those who qualify for special education.

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Programs Available through Region 7 Health District

WIC (Women, Infants, Children):

WIC is a federally funded special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps eligible families save money, eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy at no cost to the family.

Immunizations:

Childhood and adult immunizations, flu shots and some overseas immunizations. Last year, the Idaho Legislature passed some new rules governing childhood immunizations. These new rules, which went into effect April 7, 2011, affect children in childcare and children entering kindergarten or seventh grade this fall. These groups of children will be required to have certain immunizations in order to enroll in and attend childcare or school. State supplied childhood vaccine provided on a sliding fee scale. No child will be denies recommended immunizations because of inability to pay.

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