Snake River Affiliate

Are you a child care provider or early educator who lives in Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka or Twin Falls County?  Snake River AEYC is your local affiliate. Join us today!

Early Childhood Education Conference 

SEEDs to STEM: Growing Caring, Inquiring, and Connected Learners

October 6-7, College of Southern Idaho Taylor Building


Deborah Carter, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a professor in Special Education and Early Childhood Studies at Boise State University. Dr. Carter’s areas of expertise include school-wide and individual student positive behavior support, early childhood special education, and family involvement. She provides training and coaching support to early childhood programs and K-12 schools implementing systems of positive behavior support. Her current research focuses on implementation of program-wide positive behavior support in early childhood and integrating academic and behavioral RTI at the school level. Her work has been included in the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, Behavioral Disorders, Assessment for Effective Intervention, Intervention in School and Clinic, The Early Childhood Education Journal, and Teaching Young Children.


Erin Tanzer, M.A., is an administrator former pre-kindergarten teacher at Teton Valley Community School. She brings diverse expertise in the fields of Place-based education, Project-based Learning, and the early childhood education approaches of the Reggio-Emilia philosophy and Nature-Based education.  Erin's teaching experience spans field science education, traditional classrooms, and progressive school settings from preschool to high school, as well as educator development through facilitating workshops and consulting.  Erin grew up in the rural forests of New Hampshire where she began her powerful connection to nature through play and adventure. Her love of the wilderness and learning brought her west after college, first to Jackson Hole and then to Teton Valley, Idaho. An intensive study of Place-Based Education at both Teton Science Schools' Graduate Program and Prescott College and continued research helps her to learn more about fostering “sense of place” development in learners of all ages.

Current Board Members

President - Jamie Bridges
Vice President – Jodie Bridges
Treasurer - Jennifer Patterson
Secretary – Evin Fox

Mailing Address

Snake River AEYC
PO Box 6053
Twin Falls, ID 83303