The Essential Trainings were developed or identified by IdahoSTARS to meet our goal of improving child care through professional development. The Essential Trainings are embedded in Steps to Quality, Idaho’s Quality Rating and Improvement System and introduce the basics of child development, health & safety, relationships with families & communities, and supporting children with diverse abilities. Think of this training and all Essential Trainings as introductions to a broad subject. You can explore other IdahoSTARS trainings to deepen your knowledge. Scholarships are available through IdahoSTARS to support your ongoing education.