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IdahoSTARS has a number of career opportunities right now, and Early Childhood Educators are perfectly positioned to apply. Working as part of the IdahoSTARS project means using your expertise in early childhood development to support early educators, child care professionals, and families across the state.

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Please join us in celebrating Jamie Willis, Director of the YMCA – St. Alphonsus Early Learning Center in Boise. Thorhaug has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating. In this question-and-answer series with Willis from October 19, 2021, learn more about her experiences becoming recognized as a high-quality child care facility.

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Please join us in celebrating Karissa Thorhaug, Owner and Director of Karissa’s Klubhouse in Saint Maries. Thorhaug has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating. In this question-and-answer series with Thorhaug from October 11, 2021, learn more about her experiences becoming recognized as a high-quality child care facility:

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Please join us in celebrating Leahann Larson, Owner and Director of Auntie’s Place in Osburn. Larson has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 5 rating. In this question-and-answer series with Larson from October 11, 2021, learn more about her experiences becoming recognized as a high-quality child care facility.

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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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L@s niñ@s con una mala salud bucodental suelen faltar más a la escuela y recibir calificaciones más bajas que l@s niñ@s con una buena salud bucodental.

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Please join us in celebrating Jacqueline Maurer, Owner and Director of Jax Daycare in Post Falls. Maurer has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating. In this question-and-answer series with Maurer from October 5, 2021, learn more about her experiences becoming recognized as a high-quality child care facility.

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Please join us in celebrating Bonna Fahey, Owner and Director of Bonna’s All Stars in Chubbuck. Fahey has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating. In this question-and-answer series with Fahey from October 4, 2021, learn more about her experiences becoming recognized as a high-quality child care facility:

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Applications for the Spring Higher Education Grants are now open! Deadline is now DECEMBER 1st! Grants are available to any student living or attending school in Idaho taking a single class or pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education either full or part time at an accredited institution of higher education.

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