Goal: Children enter school ready and are successful in primary school
Families and others who care for young children understand that the early years are important. Yet many don’t know exactly what to do to encourage early learning, or feel they don’t have time to do what it takes to prepare a child for school. The good news is everyday life is a learning experience for children!
Show Your Support for Early Childhood Education
Thank-You Letter to Early Care and Education Advocates (June 2021)
UWNI Sign On Letter to support early learning collaboratives (April, 2021)
Invest in Employer-Supported Child Care Solutions
Children are Born Learning | Children Learn Through Play
Find lots of ideas to play and learn with your little one: Ready! for Kindergarten, Vroom
Enroll in a program: Mountain States Early Head Start, Head Start, ICARE for Children, Parents as Teachers
Explore North Idaho’s first Born Learning Trail (map)
Looking for quality childcare? Idaho STARS is the leading expert
Need help with childcare? Apply for a scholarship!
We envision a community with strong families, optimal child development, and reduced likelihood of child abuse and neglect
Check out our work with the Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five, through which we developed needs assessments and strategic plans for Bonner and Kootenai counties!
More resources from around the web:
Ages and Stages: developmental milestones birth to age 5
Nurturing social-emotional development
Dealing with challenging behaviors
Skill building from birth to teenagers
Early Childhood State Associations
Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children