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EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION BADGE INITIATIVE

APPLICATIONS OPEN OCTOBER 1st 2021 - JUNE 15th 2022

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.

Each badge is awarded by earning any combination of at least 10 points through approved activities. Each badge is recognized by a certificate and on your Professional Development Record (PDR) in RISE.

RECOGNITION

Child care providers can earn as many badges as they choose. For eligible providers with a PDS Registry Level of 1 or 2, a $500 recognition will be awarded for up to two badges.

DEADLINE

Each badge has its own specific requirements. All badge applications must be processed by June 15, 2022.

ELIGIBILITY

Any child care provider at PDS Levels 1 or 2 (verified) AND who is eligible for IdahoSTARS incentives can apply. Is your PDS Level 1 - unverified? Upload proof of your highest level of education in RISE!

You can earn the following NINE badges:

  • Business Practices Badge
  • Child Development Badge
  • Curriculum & Instruction Badge
  • Environments Badge
  • ePyramid Badge
  • Health, Safety & Wellness Badge
  • Inclusion & Diversity Badge
  • Montessori Badge
  • Partnerships with Families & Communities Badge

To learn more about each individual badge and how to earn points, please refer to our BADGE GUIDE

A downloadable PDF version can be found in RISE Help under the PDS (Professional Development System) tab.

To submit an application for a badge click here.

Questions? Reach out to 211 and ask for the IdahoSTARS training office or email trainingoffice@idahostars.org