The IdahoSTARS project offers credibility, supports professional development, and encourages success as an early care and education provider. We are the trusted avenue for referrals of participating providers.
The IdahoSTARS Project is a voluntary program that provides training in child development, education, health, and safety and assessment of child care facilities based on national quality standards. Our goal is to ensure that Idaho’s children have access to the highest quality child care and early education. We do this by delivering a statewide Child Care Resource Center system that educates and supports parents and child care providers and provides a consistent structure that supports and promotes quality, inclusive child care and early education, and professional development.
The IdahoSTARS project empowers parents and providers to make safe and educational child care and early education a top priority. IdahoSTARS ensures that child care providers have access to current standards and resources to offer the best care possible and helps build revenue for child care businesses by offering incentives and grant opportunities to STAR-rated providers. The IdahoSTARS Project is the leading expert and referral source for quality care and education in Idaho.
The project offers the following provider supports:
- Professional Development
- Child Care Health Consulting
- Quality Rating and Improvement System
- Child Care Licensing Provider Support
- Idaho Child Care Program Provider Support
IdahoSTARS is a joint project between the University of Idaho's Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) and the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC). The project is funded by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG).
- Offers parents help with finding child care that best meets their family's needs
- Assists parents in choosing safe child care programs that meet high quality standards
- Helps parents to locate child care that is affordable, available, and uses quality practices
- Helps build revenue for child care businesses by offering incentives and grant opportunities to participating early care and education providers
- Encourages business success by offering professional development and resources for child care providers
- Ensures child care providers have access to current standards and resources to offer the best care possible
- Serve as the leading expert and referral source for quality early care and education in Idaho
- Offers professional development opportunities to enhance training skills
- Provides resources for the development of training services
Phone: Call the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588
Center on Disabilities and Human Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4061
Moscow, ID 83844-4061
Hours:8:00am to 5:00pm Monday – Friday