EXCERPTS FROM ARTICLE BY BETH OPPENHEIMER, IDAHO AEYC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Idahoans love opportunities for choice. Many of us get to ultimately choose where we live, work, play, and we certainly value opportunities for choice when it comes to educating our children. Thankfully, Idaho has a variety of choices when it comes to schools and learning opportunities. Unfortunately, those choices are not available for all of Idaho’s children in their most formative years.
Affordable, high-quality early learning programs are few and far between in the Gem State. And, most high-quality early learning programs are outside the financial reach for most families. As a result, families are left with no choice if they want their children to participate in early childhood education...