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.