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The State Plan serves as the State Lead Agency’s (IDHW) application for a three-year cycle of CCDF funds. It is the primary mechanism the Office of Child Care uses to determine Lead Agency compliance with the statute and regulation requirements.

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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.

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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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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.

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Many children need structure in their day, and need some rules to follow. When play is simply a “free for all” without routines or guidelines for children to follow, they often times become distressed and act out. When they reach this point, the consequences for both caregiver and child can be terrible.

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The uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic have challenged early childhood programs and schools to transform the ways that they connect with, teach, and support children and families. Children experience stress and can often exhibit challenging behavior as a result. Learn how to support child experiencing stress.

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Mientras que la necesidad primaria de conexiones sociales de un bebé se satisface a través del vínculo y la conexión con los/las cuidadores/as primarios/as. L@s niñ@s pequeñ@s también empiezan a crear relaciones sociales fuera de sus familias interactuando con otros niños de su edad, lo que ayuda a l@s niñ@s a madurar en su capacidad de relacionarse socialmente.

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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!