Welcome, Parents and Families

The early years are learning years for young children. In fact 90 percent of the brain develops before the age of five. Thinking of the future, it’s important to choose quality child care and early learning opportunities that are safe and right for your child. IdahoSTARS is here to support you. 

Call 2-1-1 to get in touch with a local Resource Specialist who will help you with your child care search. Your family matters to us!

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Child Development

Learn and understand what you should be looking for when monitoring your child's development.

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Child Care Licensing

Idaho State Law protects your children through daycare and child care licensing.

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Dual Language Learners

Find out more about the benefits of your child learning a second language.

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Family Resources

Search our list of different resources that cover many family-oriented topics.

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Financial Assistance

The Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP) helps low income families cover child care costs.

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Health and Safety

Understand how you can help identify health and safety best practices.

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Inclusive Child Care

Find a care provider that will meet the requirements of children with diverse abilities.

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Quality Child Care

There are a few easy steps you can take to ensure you find quality child care for your children.

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Steps to Quality Child Care

Learn more about Idaho's Quality Rating and Improvement System for child care programs.