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Learn the importance of children's oral health and how to support it.

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We know that children need people who care about them, listen, and that they can turn to for advice and help. Learn about the Protective and Promotive Factors that support children in creating strong social connections!

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Please join us in celebrating Michelle Jones, Director of Magic Valley High School Child Care in Twin Falls. Jones has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating.

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Please join us in celebrating Dana Russell, Owner and Director of Bright Stars Child Care in Caldwell. Russell has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 5 rating and showed us that in home facilities can provide the highest in quality child care.

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Give yourself and those around you a lot of grace right now. The days are long and we are all exhausted. Be kind and compassionate but remember, “If compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield

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Please join us in celebrating Annie Fascilla, Director of Giraffe Laugh Preschool in Garden City. Fascilla has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating, and shares her story of resilience through COVID-19.

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We all know life looks very different during a pandemic and changes what our day-to-day routines are within a child care center/program. What were best practices before may be a bit different during a pandemic. IdahoSTARS encourages ALL child care providers to follow CDC guidance on how to reduce risk within your programs and prevent transmission.

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Please join us in celebrating Meg Kennedy, Owner and Director of Tender Loving Care Child Care in Pocatello. Kennedy has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating.

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Únase a una cohorte de CDA, complete el portafolio de CDA, y obtenga 120 horas de capacitación de CDA antes del 15 de junio de 2022. ¡Si es elegible, podría ganar $500! Solicite incentivos en RISE a partir del 1 de octubre. Si es elegible, puede ganar hasta $ 1,000/individuo. Gane $500 al completar una cohorte CDA, y $ 500 por enviar o tener un certificado actual de CDA, en RISE.

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Please join us in celebrating Becky Fritzsche, Owner and Director of Miss Becky’s Preschool & Childcare. Fritzsche has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating and is retiring!