Steps to Quality Child Care Programs

Steps to Quality is Idaho's child care Quality Rating System and Improvement System (QRIS), which measures the quality of care in center and home-based child care settings. Steps to Quality also provides child care programs with a set of tools to cultivate a high quality setting.

If you have questions about Steps to Quality, or about your child's participation in Steps to Quality, please contact your regional Child Care Resource Center by dialing 2-1-1 and asking to speak to a consultant in your community.

Check out the tables below organized alphabetically by city/program in all regions.
Select the Health and Safety Check link to learn about a child care provider’s most recent health inspection and any substantiated complaints.

Step one icon.STEP 1 Focus is on Health and Safety, supported by Essential Training.
Step two icon.STEP 2 Focuses on building a strong foundation of quality supported by Essential Training.
Step three icon.STEP 3 Programs are Star Rated with a staff continuing their professional development, assessments offer accountability for programs meeting national standards and indicators of quality.
Step four icon.STEP 4 Programs have implemented quality child care and business practices, continuing professional development for all staff.
Step five icon.STEP 5 Programs are thriving as a child care business, nurturing all children with quality early care and education experiences.
Step six icon.STEP 6 Programs and staff are firmly rooted in quality, achieving national accreditation standards that meet the highest levels of quality.

Regional Participating Programs

The child care programs listed below are only those programs participating in the IdahoSTARS Steps to Quality program.
Use the Search for Child Care (green button) to find additional child care programs in your area.
Select the Provider Report link to learn about a child care provider’s most recent health inspection and any substantiated complaints.

Region 1

Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone

Step Level: Participating program icon. = Participating; Step one icon. = Step 1; Step two icon. = Step 2; Step three icon. = Step 3; Step four icon. = Step 4; Step five icon. = Step 5; Step six icon. = Step 6

Facility Name Step Level Owner/Director Phone City Health & Safety Check
Bright Horizon’s Early Learning Center Participating program icon. Cassie Carlson (208) 667-0677 Coeur d’Alene Provider Report
Christ the King Child Development Center Step one icon. Beth Atkinson (208) 765-6736 Coeur d’Alene Provider Report
Circle of Friends Step one icon. Brenda Jensen (208) 641-8116 Coeur d’Alene Provider Report
First Presbyterian Church DBA Glory Be Learning Center Step three icon. Susie Freligh (208) 651-2053 Coeur d’Alene Provider Report
Glory Be Learning Center Step three icon. Susie Freligh (208) 651-2053 Coeur d’Alene Provider Report
Little Folks, Inc Step six icon. Debra Danforth (208) 664-5885 Coeur d’Alene Provider Report
North Idaho College Children’s Center Step six icon. Jolie Wenglikowski (208) 769-3471 Coeur d’Alene Provider Report
Trinity Lutheran Church DBA TLC Learning Center Step one icon. Nikki Betts (208) 676-9112 Coeur d’Alene Provider Report
Watch Me Soar Academy Step two icon. Kathleen Shriner (208) 966-4073 Coeur d’Alene Provider Report
ABCD Daycare LLC - Hayden Center Step one icon. Chris Bjurstrom (208) 772-5013 Hayden Provider Report
Safe Under Angels Wings Daycare Participating program icon. Christy Campbell (208) 783-0351 Kellogg Provider Report
Auntie's Place Step three icon. Leahann Larson (208) 556-1987 Osburn Provider Report
Jax Daycare Step three icon. Jacqueline Maurer (208) 660-6109 Post Falls Provider Report
Kinder Prep Learning Center Participating program icon. Erika Starkey (208) 773-2525 Post Falls Provider Report
Miss Becky's Preschool & Childcare Step four icon. Rebecca Fritzsche (208) 687-3688 Rathdrum Provider Report
Singing Hills Child Care Step one icon. Stephanie Roberge (208) 755-6124 Rathdrum Provider Report
The Kid's Castle Step one icon. Marvella Bjorkquist (208) 265-8039 Sandpoint Provider Report
Karissa's Klubhouse Step one icon. Karissa Thorhaug (208) 582-1431 St. Maries Provider Report

Disclaimer: IdahoSTARS, the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children the University of Idaho, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare do not recommend or endorse any particular child care facility. Steps to Quality is a voluntary program to help providers improve the quality of their child care.