Monthly News and Updates from IdahoSTARS


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The Local Market Rates (LMR) are the maximum monthly amounts that the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP) will pay per child.

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Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has authorized IdahoSTARS to accept hybrid pediatric CPR and first aid in addition to fully in-person courses. What qualifies for a hybrid pediatric CPR and pediatric first aid course? A portion of the course is done self-paced online, and students complete in-person hands-on sessions and testing for courses requiring pediatric CPR and other skills.

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We are thrilled to announce the opening of applications for the Idaho Pyramid Collaborative 2024-2025, an initiative to foster excellence in early childhood education and promote social-emotional development in young children.


Due to maintenance, RISE and the Child Care Search will be unavailable from Monday, Nov 6 at 6:00 PM until Tuesday, Nov 7 at 12:00 PM.

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Earn IdahoSTARS Badges in 8 Early Childhood Education (ECE) specialty areas and receive a certificate and a $100 financial recognition (for up to two badges). Badges are a recognition of completed professional development that consists of both LEARNING (gaining knowledge of early learning content) and DOING (putting this knowledge into action).

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IdahoSTARS badges recognize your expertise in early childhood education. Earn points through certification, training, Targeted Technical Assistance (TTA), employment history, and/or coaching cycles. Applications will close on June 15th, 2023 and will reopen October 1, 2023.

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Do you enjoy an IdahoSTARS program? Do you have an idea about how to make our work better? We want to hear from you!

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Our IdahoSTARS health consultant shares summer safety information for children, including water safety, sun protection, air quality considerations, playground safety, transportation (hot car safety), and hydration.

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Muchos niños necesitan estructura en su día, y necesitan algunas reglas a seguir. Cuando el juego es simplemente un "gratis para todos" sin rutinas o pautas para que los niños las sigan, a menudo se angustian y actúan mal. Cuando llegan a este punto, las consecuencias para ambos pueden ser bastante terribles.