Professional Development System (PDS)

Professional development training class.

The Professional Development System (PDS) is designed to increase your understanding and skills as a care provider and early educator. PDS is the gateway to access training and education about child care and early education.

Orientations are available to all child care providers, directors, and owners interested in joining the PDS Registry. Orientations offers information about:

PDS Enrollment

Opening screen of IdahoSTARS Professional Development System Online Orientation video.

The Professional Development System (PDS) is designed to support early care and education professionals in increasing skills and knowledge that benefit children and families. As a PDS Registry participant, you may be eligible to receive scholarships to further your education through training and academic coursework.

To enroll in the PDS Registry, download the application and instructions PDF application and instructions and send your application to the Registry office by mail or email.

Recommended: This nine-minute PDS Orientation videoVideo offers helpful information and instructions about all the opportunities IdahoSTARS offers to PDS participants. There is also a PowerPoint and Narration PowerPoint (Resource Only) for additional information.