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Give yourself and those around you a lot of grace right now. The days are long and we are all exhausted. Be kind and compassionate but remember, “If compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield

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We all know life looks very different during a pandemic and changes what our day-to-day routines are within a child care center/program. What were best practices before may be a bit different during a pandemic. IdahoSTARS encourages ALL child care providers to follow CDC guidance on how to reduce risk within your programs and prevent transmission.

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IdahoSTARS badges recognize your expertise in early childhood education. Each badge represents a different domain of child development or specialized area of accomplishment. Earn points through certification, training, Targeted Technical Assistance (TTA), employment history, and/or coaching cycles.

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Las enfermedades transmitidas por medio de los alimentos pueden ser causadas por bacterias, virus y parásitos, y l@s niñ@s corren un mayor riesgo de contraer estas infecciones. Obtenga más información sobre formas de aumentar la seguridad con los alimentos y proteger a l@s niñ@s.

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Foodborne illnesses can be caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites and children are at greater risk from these infections! Learn more about ways to increase food safety and protect children.

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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One of the most important components of infant brain growth and development is sleep! Read more about safe sleep practices, developmental differences in sleep, and creating a positive sleep environment for children.

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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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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!