Professional Development System (PDS) Registry

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The professional Development System (PDS) offers opportunities to increase knowledge and skills in early childhood education. The PDS Registry recognizes the achievements of early childhood professionals. Participants may qualify for scholarships to support professional development.

Watch the PDS Orientation to learn about the Education Pathway, recognition, and scholarships.

To join the PDS, log in to RISE and upload your current pediatric First Aid, Pediatric CPR and a child care worker’s license if required by your city. Upload your most recent certification, transcript or diploma to be recognized on the IdahoSTARS Early Childhood Education Pathway.

If you work 15 or more hours a week directly with parents, children and staff you may be eligible for scholarships and recognition. If so, use the button on your dashboard that says “Apply for Scholarships and Awards” to apply for these opportunities.

Early Childhood Care and Education Pathway

IdahoSTARS works to increase the qualifications of Idaho’s early care and education professionals. We offer scholarships, training and Technical Assistance for professionals who want to earn credentials, credits or degrees in Early Childhood. Achievement in early childhood education is recognized on the Early Childhood Education Pathway .

Upload your most recent certification, transcript and/or diploma to be recognized on the IdahoSTARS Early Childhood Education Pathway.

PDS Recognition

IdahoSTARS Professional Development Recognition Award Options

Professionals may apply for recognition once during their PDS annual cycle. Apply for either PDS Anniversary Recognition or Education Pathway Level Move Recognition.

PDS Anniversary Recongition: Complete 15 or more hours of professional development during your PDS Registry cycle, using any combination of IdahoSTARS approved training, Targeted TA or college credits related to Early Childhood Education (ECE). Track your progress on the PDS Anniversary bar on your RISE dashboard. When the bar is blue, apply for Recognition. View all your Professional Development activities on your Professional Development Record (PDR) in RISE.

Once each PDS cycle, you may apply to be recognized for either your PDS Registry Anniversary or for an Education Pathway Level Move.

Where is my Training Log? Your training log is now part of your Professional Development Record. Log into RISE and look for your PDRecord in the top left-hand corner.