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IdahoSTARS Trainers

Trainers are an essential part of the IdahoSTARS mission to improve the quality of child care in Idaho.

Trainers offer child care providers

  • Training that providers can apply to their work with children and children’s families.
  • Increased awareness of current topics in the Early Care and Education field.
  • Practical tools and skills to use the next day in their work with the children and families they serve.

Trainers offer IdahoSTARS

  • Current, professional, quality training for child care providers.
  • Training which is developed based on their experience and education.

Developing Trainings

Development of Trainings

When developing training a trainer should:

  • Understand the adult learner. (Review The Adult Learner by Robin J. Fogarty and Brian M. Pete; this book is available for checkout from your local Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) office.)
  • Include modifications of the training material that will be used to include all children and families: think about poverty, disabilities, family structure, etc.
  • Include the three types of learning styles: auditory, kinesthetic, and visual.
  • Use current, scholarly sources.
  • Review and know the Ten Core Knowledge Components for Early Care and Education (PDF).
  • Review and know the Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines.
    Note: Trainers need to mention the Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines during each training opportunity they conduct.

Training Approval Process

To complete the Training Approval Packet read and follow steps:

Step 1: Fill out and Attach

Fill out the Training Approval Packet (located at the right of this page).

Attach the following documents:

  • Outline of the training.
  • List three objectives/key points.
  • Brief description of the training content (description will be entered on the Training Calendar).
  • Two techniques for auditory learners.
  • Two techniques for kinesthetic learners.
  • Two techniques for visual learners.
  • Cite current scholarly resources used in APA or MLA format.
  • Explain how child care providers can use the training material with diverse abilities within the classroom.
  • List the Idaho Early Learning eGuideline Domains and Indicators which your training will include:
    • If applicable, a copy of the out-of-class assignment.

Step 2: Mail, Fax, or Email

Mail to:

  • IdahoSTARS Training Office
  • Center on Disabilities and Human Development
  • University of Idaho
  • 875 Perimeter Drive MS 4061
  • Moscow, ID 83844-4061

Fax: 208-885-6085

Step 3: IdahoSTARS Processing Time

Allow four to six weeks processing time for the Training Approval Packet.
Note: Make sure to consider the processing time when planning your training dates.

If you have questions, please contact:
IdahoSTARS Training Office
Phone: Call the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PT Monday – Friday and ask for the IdahoSTARS Training Office.

Approved Training Procedures

Before Training

Print the following documents: (also located at the right of this page)

During Training

  • Each participant is registered on the IdahoSTARS Attendance Sheet.
  • Each participant receives:
    • Training Evaluation and Post-Test Information Sheet

Note: For quality assurance, IdahoSTARS requires that all attendees receive information about completing the training evaluations and post-tests after 2 days following the training.

After Training

Enter attendees and payment into Trainer Database (within 2 days) to ensure that attendees receive the training hours and can complete their Training Evaluation and Post-Test. If training has homework, trainer enters completion of homework into Training Database as it is received.