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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).
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.
The Idaho Pyramid Model Collaborative is taking applications now for this multi year initiative! All participants enrolled in the Steps to Quality program (steps 1 through 5) are eligible. Applications are open January 29th - March 15th.
IdahoSTARS badges recognize your expertise in early childhood education.
Learn about how to change your facility's environment and activities to include all children with diverse needs and abilities.
Time: 9-11 am PT / 10-12 pm MT
Cost: Free (You must register by Dec 3rd.)
Effective, engaging interactions and environments form the foundation for all learning in early childhood settings.
Making it through circle time is often a challenge. Here are ways to ensure it's fun and successful for everyone!
In a single day, young children experience many transitions. Transitions occur between activities or routines, and they can be a difficult time for both adults and children. But transitions are also powerful tools. They guide children gently through the day, provide special attention to individuals, and help children move from one area to another smoothly.