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IdahoSTARS's seven Regional Offices, also known as Child Care Resource Centers (CCRC), assist early care and education professionals across the state. Quality Care Consultants, Child Care Health Consultants and Resource Specialists work to:
To get in touch with your CCRC call the Idaho CareLine at 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588.
You can browse or borrow from the IdahoSTARS Lending Library in your regional office. Lending Libraries are designed to support your professional development and enhance children’s learning. Access to the library is free, reach out to your regional office to start a library membership.
Consultants and Specialists from your regional office can offer coaching and technical assistance one-on-one or in a group. Sessions can be live or offered through distance learning.
Your regional office team can support you in the following ways:
The child care field is full of dedicated individuals who make a difference in the lives of children and families every day. If you’re thinking of joining the field, we welcome you. Opening a new child care center has a lot to consider. We urge you to reach out to your regional office first to make sure that child care is the right field for you. You’ll learn about licensing, background checks and what locations are acceptable in child care.
Your regional office can help you develop a solid business plan that includes budgeting, insurance, staffing, policies for families, emergency preparedness and more.
Your business will provide you the opportunity to make a difference to the children and families in your program. Providing quality care allows parents to work with the knowledge their children are in good hands. You and your staff can nurture children’s emotional, social, physical, and cognitive health and development. Quality care allows children to be prepared for school success and success in life. To find out more about what quality looks like in child care, reach out to your regional office.