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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.
IdahoSTARS badges recognize your expertise in early childhood education.
Join a CDA Cohort and complete the CDA 120-hour portfolio between July 1st, 2021 and June 15th, 2022. If eligible you could earn $500!
Puede encontrarla en su tablero principal de RISE bajo el botón de Capacitación Anual, o buscarla en nuestro catálogo de capacitación. Esta capacitación sustituye a la de " Ambientes exteriores seguros, apropiados y atractivos". Inicie sesión en RISE y realice el curso cuando tenga tiempo.
IdahoSTARS and Boise State University are partnering to offer an exciting degree scholarship opportunity! The priority deadline for applications is June 15!
Kindergarten Registration has begun across Idaho. You can help remind families and pass along these excellent resources from Lee Pesky Learning Center to help prepare their child for the school days ahead!
Using real-world examples from classrooms in Idaho and incorporating lessons learned from currently practicing teachers we will share a toolkit for supporting high-quality outdoor classrooms.
Celebrating holidays in early childhood programs can bring joy to children, staff and families and can strengthen relationships between programs and the families they serve, but it can also be an unintentional way of excluding some families. We want to encourage children to see how they are the same and different from their peers. One way to begin this process might be to introduce books about different holidays celebrated around the world during these winter months.
Do you have the skills and education to help Idaho’s Early Childhood Workforce gain professional recognition through obtaining a Child Development Associates (CDA) Credential? If you have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and a passion for professionalizing the early education field, you might have everything you need to observe and verify CDA candidates though the Council.