Building Idaho's Early Learning Foundation

Funded by a generous $450,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan, The Idaho AEYC has embarked on a three-year project to engage communities across Idaho regarding the importance of high-quality early learning programs for children.

Efforts of the project will focus on a three-year, statewide community outreach plan that will: research communities across the state to clearly understand their perceptions and understanding about high-quality early learning; educate parents, families and community leaders about the importance of high-quality early learning; and build awareness and support by local communities and state leaders to invest in high-quality programs for young children.

Research begins this year and will target both large and small populous communities throughout Idaho. The research findings will guide the development of long-and short-term communication plans to build community support for investments and opportunities in supporting our youngest learners.