Higher Quality Child Care 

Trainers are an essential part of the IdahoSTARS’ mission to improve the quality of child care in Idaho.

Trainers offer child care providers:

  • Increased awareness of current topics in the Early Care and Education field
  • Practical tools and skills to use the next day in their work with the children and families

Trainers offer IdahoSTARS:

  • Current, professional, quality training for child care providers
  • Expertise from their own experience and education

IdahoSTARS Approved Trainings are developed by trainers and staff who:

  • Understand the adult learner.
  • Adapt training materials and content to support children with developmental delays and disabilities.
  • Incorporate cultural responsiveness, promoting principles of cultural humility that support multiple world views, perspectives, and practices.
  • Incorporate the three learning styles: auditory, kinesthetic, and visual.
  • Reflect best practices, using resources developed within the last 5 years.
  • Are familiar with the Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines. The eGuidelines are designed to assist in guiding children’s development and learning. Please note, trainers need to mention the Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines during each training opportunity they conduct.
  • Understand the Quality Domains.