IdahoSTARS Trainer Resources

IdahoSTARS Trainers

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

Trainers offer child care providers:

  • Training that providers can apply to their work with children and children’s families.
  • 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 they serve.

Trainers offer IdahoSTARS:

  • Current, professional, quality training for child care providers.
  • Training which is developed based on their experience and education.

Training Development

Development of Trainings

When developing training a trainer should:

  • Understand the adult learner. (Review The Adult Learner by Robin J. Fogarty and Brian M. Pete; this book was provided to you in your Trainer Toolbox.)
  • Include modifications of the training material to use for including all children and families: think about poverty, diverse abilities, family structure, etc.
  • Include the three types of learning styles: auditory, kinesthetic, and visual.
  • Use current, scholarly sources (resources developed within the last 5 years).
  • Review and know the Early Care and Education DomainsPDF .
    • Review and know the Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines. Note: Trainers need to mention the Idaho Early Learning eGuidelines during each training opportunity they conduct.
Cover page of the IdahoSTARS Early Care and Education Domains.