Apply for an Accreditation Grant

IdahoSTARS is offering multiple grant opportunities to help child care programs and home-based centers strengthen their quality of care through NAEYC and NAFCC Accreditation. Grants up to $3,000 will be awarded.

Benefits of being an accredited program:

  • Helps to build a stronger team of teachers, administrators and families working together to improve quality of care for children.
  • Improves standards for the overall program.
  • Recognition as a quality early childhood center that makes an enormous impact on children’s lifelong learning and positively contributes to their health and development.

The grant funds can be used to pay accreditation fees and purchase equipment to meet accreditation requirements. Eligibility of these funds is limited to facilities already engaged in the accreditation or re-accreditation process.

Apply today! Accreditation Grants are not offered every year and funding is limited. Grant applications must be submitted by May 20.

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Idaho AEYC Board Member-at-Large Positions

Call for Nominations

The Idaho AEYC Governing Board is seeking nominations to fill five (5) Governing Board Member-at-Large position vacancies. We are looking for individuals who are interested in being part of our dynamic leadership team, are passionate about quality child care and early learning and will advocate for children, families and those who work on behalf of young children.

The nomination period will be open from April 26 to May 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm MST. We currently have five (5) Member-at-Large positions open.

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Idaho AEYC Employment Opportunity

Web Designer

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) invites interested applicants for the part-time (5-8 hours per week) position of Website Designer, to join our organization as we work to promote quality in early care and education. Under the supervision of the Idaho AEYC Outreach Coordinator, this position is responsible for creating and maintaining the Idaho AEYC website and contributing to the overall web communications strategy for Idaho AEYC and the IdahoSTARS project.

Application review will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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Apr 9 2016

Eastern Idaho AEYC Spring Training, April 9 2016, Southeastern Idaho Public Health, 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello, Idaho.

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Apr 21 2016

North Idaho AEYC, Handwriting Without Tears: Getting Set for School, April 21 2016, Harding Family Center, Coeur D Alene, Idaho.

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Apr 22-23 2016

Treasure Valley AEYC Spring Conference, April 22 2016, 1-5pm & April 23 2016, 9am-4pm, Hampton Inn & Suites, Boise, Idaho.

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Nov 15-16 2016

Idaho's 9th Early Years Conference, November 15-16 2016, Boise, Idaho.

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IdahoSTARS Training Calendar