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Storytelling supports children's language and literacy skills, social and emotional development, creativity and its fundamentally human nature. We tell stories to share information, impart wisdom and keep loved ones informed about our days. Early Childhood Educators can take advantage of children’s love of hearing stories and a desire to tell stories and use storytelling to promote children’s cognitive and literacy development.

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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. Application is open from October 1st, 2022 until June 15th, 2023.

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Reimbursement Grants are available for Idaho residents taking a single ECE class or pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education either full or part time at an accredited institution of higher education during the 2022-2023 academic year.

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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.

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We have a NEW required ICCP training, a number of live webinars, and also are sharing information about outside training companies!

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Learn more about great training companies that have professional development opportunities that qualify for IdahoSTARS training hours. Read about our upcoming Super Saturday FREE live webinar training on CAVITY FREE KIDS!

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IdahoSTARS and Boise State University are partnering to offer an exciting degree scholarship opportunity! The priority deadline for applications is June 15!

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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!