IdahoSTARS strives to improve child care in Idaho; child care providers and directors/owners are some of our greatest allies and assets. The quality of care for Idaho’s children increases through professional development opportunities through training and education.
Training and Education
Attending IdahoSTARS approved trainings will help child care providers increase their knowledge of child development, improve their skills, and stay current in the field of Early Care and Education. IdahoSTARS has various opportunities to receive training hours: attend training events, conferences, DVD self-study lessons and online and self-study training through approved agencies.
Please Note: The IdahoSTARS Training Log is the official record of Training Hours. IdahoSTARS certificates are for your record only and will not be accepted as proof of attending a training for IdahoSTARS.
When attending IdahoSTARS Approved training, make sure to sign in on an attendance sheet and complete a Reflective Evaluation online two weeks after a training event.
View these guidelines for more information on training requirements for Idaho State Daycare Licensing.
Contact the Training Office
IdahoSTARS Training Office
PO Box 444061, Moscow, ID 83844
Phone: Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588 8am-5pm PST Monday - Friday. Ask for the IdahoSTARS Training Office.
Post Approval Training Request
Did you attend a quality training or conference outside of Idaho that wasn't IdahoSTARS approved?
Use the Post Approval Training Request process to request training hours.
Please Note: Reading books, using and implementing curriculums, watching DVD's, and most webinars are not eligible for Post Approval training hours. IdahoSTARS will provide training hours to webinars presented by the University of Idaho Center on Disabillities and Human Development and Tom Copeland (Family Child Care Business Training) through the post approval process. Please remember that submitting trainings using the Post Approval Training Request hours does not guarantee that you will receive the hours; it is a request for training hours.