The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to ~ Marian Wright Edelman

Public policies at the national, state, and local levels have a tremendous impact on supporting the system infrastructure needed to deliver quality programs for all children, on the funding and quality of early childhood education, and on the compensation for services provided by early education and child care professionals.

Idaho AEYC's network of parents, child care providers, early educators, and concerned citizens create an informed voice on what policies are needed to promote the goal of a sustainably funded, high-quality system of early education for all children.


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Advocacy Toolkit

On the first day of school, over half of Idaho’s kindergartners are 1 to 3 years behind. Idaho AEYC is working to change this fact. Our efforts impact the first few years of a child’s life, helping parents and child care providers prepare children for a lifetime of learning. Help us get there!

Use these resources to get started today!


The Need

Working families across Idaho understand that high-quality pre-K is neither accessible nor affordable. It isn’t fair to ask that they choose between putting food on the table and having a safe, nurturing place for their child to learn and grow. 


Advocacy Resources

The latest research and resources to help you become an informed advocate for early learning. 


Public Policy

Idaho AEYC is Idaho’s voice for quality care and early learning. We promote and support NAEYC Position Statements on issues related to early childhood education practice, policy, and/or professional development for which there are controversial or critical opinions. Position statements are developed through a consensus-building approach. 


Voter Resources

Casting your vote is a way to be heard and to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions. If you care about issues affecting families and young children in Idaho, please make sure to vote! Let your vote be your voice!