Preschool the Idaho Way is a project of the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children. Our goal is to help more families access high-quality, affordable early learning opportunities.
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Know any budding artists? Have them submit an entry to the IDAEYC T-shirt design contest! Mail in entries must be post marked by tomorrow. Online submissions due June 7!
Ready for Kindergarten - Idaho
New workshops are now available! Visit https://idahoaeyc.org/ready to register today!
Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children
The first five years of a child's life are filled with tremendous growth. Learn about typical developmental milestones and ways to address any concerns that may arise. REGISTER TODAY for the free webinar "Celebrating Developmental Milestones and Addressing Concerns." Sign up here: https://idahoaeyc.org/early-learning-academies
A wonderful parent resource. Check it out.
New workshops are now available! Visit https://idahoaeyc.org/ready to register today!
Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children
Registration is open for our Early Learning Academies! We encourage anyone who works with or supports young children, ages birth through five, including parents/guardians to sign up.
Register here: https://idahoaeyc.org/
Today marks 90 years since the W.K. Kellogg Foundation was created. This foundation is one of our generous funders who have made Preschool the Idaho Way possible through generous grants given to Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children.
Thank you Mr. Kellogg and W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the opportunity to serve children across Idaho through community-led partnerships.
everychildthrives.com W.K. Kellogg established the Kellogg Foundation so that his wealth would “help children everywhere to face the future more confidently.” In 2020, our legacy has never been more relevant or more urgent.
Good evening friends! Miss Christina is tonight's special guest reader from Ada Community Library bringing us the story, Mama Panya's Pancakes. Snuggle up with your favorite blanket and let's read a story!!
Special thanks to Scholastic for the wonderful story and to Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children for their continuous work in advancing early childhood education and care throughout Idaho.
Miss Fiona is back with another billigual story! Tonight she is bringing us the story, A Cat and a Dog! Special thanks to City of Caldwell, Caldwell Public Library and Scholastic for making tonight's reading possible.
Tonight's bedtime story is a sing along! Please join in! Thank you Ready for Kindergarten - Idaho for sharing this story today!
Thank you City of Caldwell's Miss Fiona for being tonight's special guest reader. She is one of the librarians with Caldwell Public Library. Miss Fiona is reading the super cute story, Please Mr. Panda, a billingual book young readers will love. A special thanks to Scholastic for giving permission for tonight's reading.
Miss Dottie, from Ada Community Library, is our special guest reader, bringing us the delightful story, Angela's Airplane. Snuggle up with your favorite blanket and stuffed animal and enjoy this evening's story!
We are thrilled to be a part of this project and am looking forward to the live event!
Is your child an incoming kindergartener? Join us June 23 & 24 for a two-day online event led by education professionals from around Idaho. Learn about kindergarten registration, developmental milestones, summer learning activities and more! Register at facebook.com/events/592325604822085.
In partnership with Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children and Lee Pesky Learning Center.
It's story time!!! Miss Julie from Ada Community Library is sharing with us the special and sweet story, Something From Nothing. Thank you to Scholastic, Ready for Kindergarten - Idaho and Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children for their continued work in promoting learning opportunities everyone. In the home, at school, local libraries and more!!
Join us this evening with our special guest reader, Miss Julie, from Ada Community Library. She will be reading the special story, Something From Nothing. 7pm MST right here on the PTIW page. Special thanks to Scholastic for allowing us to bring this book to our young readers, and to Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children for continuing to advocate for early learning opportunities throughout the state.
Tonight's guest reader is Bev Harad! She is a long time advocate for children in Idaho. She also served several terms on the Boise School Board. We are so excited for her to share a story with us.
Tonight's guest reader is Bev Harad! She is a long time advocate for children in Idaho. She also served several terms on the Boise School Board. We are so excited for her to share a story with us. Join us at 7pm MST to listen in!
It's story time with our special guest reader, Miss Christine, reading A Pigeon Needs a Bath. Cuddle up and enjoy this delightful Mo Williams story.
It's Friday and is story time!! Join us at 7pm MST with our special guest reader, Miss Christine. Tonight's story is A Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Williams. It's one of our favorite stories and can't wait to listen!
Tonight's special guest reader is City of Boise mayor, Mayor McLean! Thank you for choosing such a delightful story to bring to our young readers across Idaho. Parents, we hope you enjoy this delightful reading!
Join us 7pm MST tonight for a very special reading of Alma and How She Got Her Name by City of Boise mayor, Mayor McLean. This is a delightful story perfect for young children! See you there!
Bulldozer Dreams read by Miss Christine from Ada Community Library! What a fun story to hear. Like always, snuggle up and let's listen to this bedtime story, perfect for little ones!
Tune in tonight, 7pm MST right here on the PTIW page with our special guest reader, Miss Christine, from Ada Community Library! She's going to read us the story, Bulldozer Dreams!!! Raise your hand if you're excited! Special thanks to Running Press Kids & Teen for allowing us to bring this story to our audience.
Silly Grandma!!! What's she up to now?
Miss Amy from Kids Independent Day School is bringing us the delightful story, How to Babysit Grandma, for tonight's reading. We're super excited to listen to the story! 7pm MST right here on this page!!
Be sure to tune in and watch and comment for your chance to "Support Our Readers" and win a book box set from Ready for Kindergarten - Idaho and a $25 Amazon gift card! Winners are drawn weekly from comments made to each of our bedtime story series videos. Missed yesterday's? No worries! You can go back and watch the replay!
Lori C Marshall, you are our winner for last week’s Support Our Readers contest!!!!! You won a $25 Amazon gift card and a box set of your choice!! Please message us to claim your winnings!!!
Entering the contest is easy!!! Winners are drawn every week and are from that week’s comments to our bedtime story series videos!! Watch, comment & win!!! Next winner will be drawn next week from this week’s videos!! Missed tonight’s? No worries! Watch the replay and leave your comment there.
I "mustache" you to join us for this special reading of Mustache Baby! Thank you Miss Jana! This is a wonderful story for little ones that's silly and special. Grab your comfy blanket, favorite stuffed animal, and let's snuggle up for tonight's reading!
Parents, be sure to comment below. One lucky commenting this week will win a $25 Amazon giftcard and book box set for our "Support Our Readers" contest!
What a great opportunity for child care providers and early ed professionals to explore the importance of story time!
Preschool the Idaho Way has had some great story time guest readers recently. Learn more about the importance of story time as a child care professional. IdahoSTARS is offering a free training Saturday, June 20th called Exploring Story Time with IdahoSTARS Assistant Director, Janice Guier. Sign up through RISE by June 18th!
Hello friends!!! Happy Tuesday! Due to technical issues last night, we were unable to share a special reading of, "Mustache Baby," No worries though! The reading will be aired this evening, 7pm MST right here on the page!!! A special thanks to Miss Jana from Ada Community Library!
Also, we will draw the winner from last week's "Support Our Reader's" contest. Stay tuned!! Tonight starts a new week with another opportunity to win a $25 Amazon giftcard and favorite book box set thanks to Ready for Kindergarten - Idaho. All you have to do for an opportunity is watch the bedtime story series videos and comment!
Today we have a very special guest reader, Representative Necochea. Thank you to Lauren Necochea for Idaho and her daughter for sharing this story with us in Spanish!
Our very special guest reader, Lauren Necochea for Idaho, is reading us Should I Share My Ice Cream? in Spanish!!! Come join her at 7pm MST right on the Preschool the Idaho Way page! Watch and comment too for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card and a book box set thanks to Ready for Kindergarten - Idaho
Today, we have a very special guest reader! Mr. Jim Everett, Co-President of The College of Idaho! Thank you for sharing this silly bedtme story with us.
The College of Idaho co-president, Jim Everett, is tonight's special guest reader! 7pm MST, join us right here on the Preschool the Idaho Way page for a fun ready of the silly, bad cat!! Be sure to comment and tell us your favorite part of the story too, for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card and a book box set thanks to Ready for Kindergarten - Idaho.
It’s story time!! Thank you Scholastic for allowing us to use Not a Box for this evening’s ready. A special thanks to our guest reader, Miss Erin from Creative Wonders Early Learning Center in Boise, ID for volunteering to support our bedtime stories series!
Parents, by watching and commenting, you have the opportunity to win a $25 amazon gift card and book box set from courteously of Ready for Kindergarten - Idaho and Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children. Winner will be drawn on Sunday, May 24, 2020!
Tonight's story is from a very special guest. Someone who is a brain builder, a family support, a creator of magic...a child care provider! We are thrilled to to have Miss Erin from Creative Wonders Early Learning Center here with us this evening to read Not a Box. Right here on the page, 7pm MST! Be sure to watch and comment for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card and special box set from Ready for Kindergarten - Idaho
Hello friends! Come join us for a reading of Goose on the Loose! This is a wonderful phonics book perfect for little ones ages 2-5! It’s by Usborne Books & More. Thank you to our special partners at Ready for Kindergarten - Idaho and Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children. For a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card, watch and comment!! The winner will also receive a special book box set thanks to READY! For Kindergarten.
Preschool the Idaho Way is a project of the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing Idaho’s early learning profession and advocating for children and families.
Idaho is one of only four states that does not currently invest in public preschool options. Many families cannot afford or access early learning opportunities for their children. As a result, Idaho’s children are falling behind in school. Only 51% enter kindergarten with grade-level reading skills. Many cannot hold a pencil, use scissors or recognize their name. Performance in higher grades is also of concern: 65% of fourth graders are not proficient in reading, and 66% of eighth graders are not proficient in math.
Preschool the Idaho Way launched in October 2018 with a mission to help more families access high-quality, affordable early learning opportunities. To achieve this, Idaho AEYC is working directly with communities to create local preschool collaboratives.
Preschool collaboratives bring together important stakeholders – such as city and school leaders, parents, teachers and local businesses – who want to see high-quality preschool opportunities for families in their community. The goal is to build partnerships among existing local experts in early childhood education, including programs such as Head Start, in-home and center-based child care providers, faith-based organizations and school districts. By pooling resources such as space, transportation and personnel, collaboratives can offer affordable, comprehensive early learning opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t be available to many families.
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