Professional Development

Professional Development System (PDS)

Would you like to increase your training and professional practice as a child care provider or early educator?

The Professional Development System (PDS) is a voluntary, statewide professional development program for early childhood educators in a child care setting. This program is designed to increase the quality of care by increasing your understanding of child care and early education.

PDS is your gateway to increasing your skills, training, and education in child care and early education. The goal of this program is to increase the quality of care and early education for Idaho's children by supporting child care providers with:

  • professional development opportunities
  • specialized trainings
  • educational opportunities
  • scholarships for trainings and academics

Child care providers may be eligible for these services, and others, upon initial enrollment into the Professional Development System Registry.