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Please join us in celebrating Dana Russell, Owner and Director of Bright Stars Child Care in Caldwell. Russell has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 5 rating and showed us that in home facilities can provide the highest in quality child care.

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Please join us in celebrating Annie Fascilla, Director of Giraffe Laugh Preschool in Garden City. Fascilla has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating, and shares her story of resilience through COVID-19.

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Please join us in celebrating Meg Kennedy, Owner and Director of Tender Loving Care Child Care in Pocatello. Kennedy has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating.

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Please join us in celebrating Becky Fritzsche, Owner and Director of Miss Becky’s Preschool & Childcare. Fritzsche has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating and is retiring!

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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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Please join us in celebrating Stephanie Olson, Owner and Director of Little Wonders Preschool in Idaho Falls. Olson has earned a Steps to Quality, Step 4 rating. As a home provider, she shows us that center size does not measure a facility’s ability to be recognized for its quality.

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IdahoSTARS has kicked off a new project to showcase the accomplishments of the highest quality child care facilities in the State of Idaho. Please join us in celebrating our first story from Kristi Keeler, Program Director for The Kids Klub, Inc. in Grangeville, Idaho.

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