looking for Quality Child Care?

 

Why Quality Matters

Investing in a child's success early on is critical – 90% of brain development occurs before children turn five years old.  A child’s experiences during their early years shape their future growth and development. 

Quality care involves a safe place for children to play and explore. Safety is not only in the physical surrounding - it's emotional as well. It's important for your child to find toys and areas that are appropriate for his or her state of development; it's equally important that he or she feels welcomed, loved and comfortable with those who care for him or her. A good caregiver is loving and responsive, respects the child's individuality and offers quality surrounding for play and exploration.

What to Look for in a Program


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The Value of an NAEYC-Accredited Program

When you choose an NAEYC-Accredited program, you are joining a program that has demonstrated its commitment to excellence in early childhood education. You have high expectations... and so do we.


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Steps to Quality

Steps To Quality is Idaho's child care Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), which measures the quality of care in center and home-based child care settings. Steps To Quality also provides child care programs with a set of tools to cultivate a high-quality setting.


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Financial Assistance

The Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP) provides child care assistance to low-income, working families by paying for a portion of child care. For more information, please visit: