Monthly News and Updates from IdahoSTARS

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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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Join a CDA Cohort and complete the CDA 120-hour portfolio between July 1st, 2021 and June 15th, 2022. If eligible you could earn $500!

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Applications for the Spring Higher Education Grants are now open! Deadline is now DECEMBER 1st! Fall REIMBURSEMENT grant applications are due OCTOBER 31st! 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.

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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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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IdahoSTARS and Boise State University are partnering to offer an exciting degree scholarship opportunity! The priority deadline for applications is June 15!

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Kindergarten Registration has begun across Idaho. You can help remind families and pass along these excellent resources from Lee Pesky Learning Center to help prepare their child for the school days ahead!

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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.