Education Pathway

Professional development training class.

Under the Professional Development System (PDS), child care providers and/or director/owners are recognized for their education in the child care field by "levels".

Education Pathway Information

Those registered in the PDS are recognized for their education in the early child care field. A child care provider or director/owner's education will earn a certain "level" on the Early Childhood Care Education Pathway. The Education Pathway outlines the requirements and options for professional growth and success. Under the PDS, child care providers and/or directors/owners can also be eligible for incentives.

Early Childhood Care and Education Pathway

IdahoSTARS Early Childhood Care and Education Career Pathway.

Download the Early Childhood Care and Education Career PathwayPDF