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As of January 12th, Child Care Providers have been moved up to be included among essential workers that are eligible to receive a COVID-19 Vaccine. Find out more about how to register yourself and/or your staff!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Learn about how to change your facility's environment and activities to include all children with diverse needs and abilities.

December 5th
Time: 9-11 am PT / 10-12 pm MT
Cost: Free (You must register by Dec 3rd.)

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We’re living through unprecedented and challenging times and it’s more important than ever to practice gratitude. Teaching and practicing gratitude in children at a young age can help them grow up to be happier adults. Read more about strategies that can help inspire gratitude.

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Sharing is Caring: How to share your knowledge of ACES, brain development, and the power of positive experiences.

November 14th
9-11AM PT/10-12 PM MT
Register in RISE by November 12th

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COVID times are hard times. You and your family face stressors that none of us imagined. In the midst of our adult responsibilities, we can forget that children are also experiencing extraordinary stress. Their world, too, has been upended. What can we do to stay strong? And how can we help our children stay healthy and well?

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Thursday, Oct 22nd 5:30-7:00 PM at College of Eastern Idaho Building 5, Room 591
RSVP to Jennifer (208) 535-5363

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Our friends at Ready for Kindergarten- Idaho pointed us toward this great article that widens math skills while reading great books!