Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

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One key to retaining staff in the early childhood care and learning environment, is to ensure we are setting them up with the knowledge, skills, and ability to be successful in their roles and build a sense of connection/belonging to our program. Coaching is one of the best ways to impact that sense of belonging with our staff. We all know how turnover affects the bottom line of our business. Tune into our next webinar to learn more about coaching your team to success. Please share this webinar information to your ECE network. Remember as always if the scheduled time does not meet your schedule, register anyway and automatically receive the replay link.
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If you weren't able to catch the first informational webinar on IC360 ECE Healthy Advantage program, we have scheduled another session for our ECE community. Inspire! Care 360 introduces a health benefit solution specifically developed for the childcare industry that is affordable to everyone! Join us at our webinar to learn more. https://www.facebook.com/events/380864219547942/
Wouldn't it be great to offer your staff an affordable health care option, that doesn't kill your budget. This is a revolutionary industry change to help you recruit, retain, and reward the best and brightest early childhood professionals. Please share in your ECE community network. If you cannot make the time we schedule, register anyway and you will automatically be sent a replay link. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/351150889209481/
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We loved meeting everyone at the conference! Thank you for three awesome sessions. Please stay in touch we want to hear about your work and implementation of Complementary Curriculum! Follow us at: https://www.facebook.com/CCApproach/?modal=admin_todo_tour
The Social Emotional Teaching and Learning Lab (SETL) at UIC is recruiting parents and ECE teachers for a study about the parent-teacher relationship and discipline/expulsion in preschool. If you are interested in participating in a paid interview, go to the following link, or email Courtney Zulauf ([email protected]) to find out if you qualify!

See if you qualify with the links below!

Link for Parents: https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5uNGRdwEsEYY8fj

Link for Teachers: https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0VRLVKMoXTINzp3
Inviting you to support early education in Idaho!

Advancing Idaho's early learning profession & advocating for children & families. Our vision is to see all children thrive wherever they play, learn & grow

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) is a nonprofit organization, the Idaho affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Idaho AEYC supports quality early care and education for all children, from birth through age eight, and promotes excellence in early childhood education wherever children grow and learn. Idaho AEYC supports fam

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OPINION: Idaho’s prosperity starts with Idaho’s kids 10/25/2021

OPINION: Idaho’s prosperity starts with Idaho’s kids

"Nothing could help Idaho’s working families, businesses and children more than propping up the state’s struggling child care network."

https://lmtribune.com/opinion/idaho-s-prosperity-starts-with-idaho-s-kids/article_2c536c7d-c083-586b-be08-00274c7e1082.html

OPINION: Idaho’s prosperity starts with Idaho’s kids Nothing could help Idaho’s working families, businesses and children more than propping up the state’s struggling child care network.

10/21/2021

WE HAVE A WINNER! The winner of our "Share Your Story" Amazon gift card giveaway is Lori Archer! Thank you so much for sharing!

WE HAVE A WINNER! The winner of our "Share Your Story" Amazon gift card giveaway is Lori Archer! Thank you so much for sharing!

Idaho child care shortage straining not only families, but businesses 10/19/2021

Idaho child care shortage straining not only families, but businesses

Child care in Idaho has reached a crisis and it is not only impacting families, but industry as well. Our Executive Director, Beth Oppenheimer, recently went on Idaho Matters to discuss these issues with the Executive Director of IACI, Alex LaBeau. Listen to their interview here:

https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/show/idaho-matters/2021-10-18/idaho-child-care-shortage-straining-not-only-families-but-businesses

Idaho child care shortage straining not only families, but businesses Child care resources across our state have been shrinking—which has led to fewer options for working families. And many childhood experts say we are now at a point of crisis in Idaho.

Idaho Matters 10/18/2021

Idaho Matters

Tune into Idaho Matters to hear Beth Oppenheimer and Alex Labeau talk about business and child care in Idaho.

Idaho Matters Boise State Public Radio's midday news show, featuring interviews with the people and policy makers of Idaho. Hosted by Gemma Gaudette. Airs Mon – Fri at noon.

‘A big deal’: Boise task force recommends changes to child care licensing process - Idaho Capital Sun 10/14/2021

‘A big deal’: Boise task force recommends changes to child care licensing process - Idaho Capital Sun

Recruiting and keeping staff is a HUGE barrier for child care centers to stay in business. Our economy needs child care so that families can get back to work. Thank you to City of Boise for recognizing a need and seeking to remove barriers for these struggling businesses while still maintaining a high standard for licensing. Thank you also to the other organizations that are working along side us in this effort to support early childhood education in our state! This is SOOO important right now!

https://idahocapitalsun.com/2021/10/12/a-big-deal-boise-task-force-recommends-changes-to-child-care-licensing-process/

‘A big deal’: Boise task force recommends changes to child care licensing process - Idaho Capital Sun The city of Boise, Idaho, formed a task force to better understand the needs of child care workers, providers and parents.

10/13/2021

We advocate, We provide resources, We elevate, We communicate, all on behalf of our members: Early Childhood Education Professionals.

We advocate, We provide resources, We elevate, We communicate, all on behalf of our members: Early Childhood Education Professionals.

Idaho governor eyes more day cares to solve worker shortage 10/13/2021

Idaho governor eyes more day cares to solve worker shortage

"Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday he wants to use federal coronavirus relief money to increase day care capacity to help alleviate the state’s worker shortage."

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-brad-little-idaho-health-8af5d67a74bc534312892057ab0d1be5

Idaho governor eyes more day cares to solve worker shortage BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday he wants to use federal coronavirus relief money to increase day care capacity to help alleviate the state’s worker shortage. The Republican governor, in a speech about the future of work that was followed by several questions, said expandi...

The state’s child care system is collapsing. It needs state support to keep it afloat. 10/12/2021

The state’s child care system is collapsing. It needs state support to keep it afloat.

"This situation is dire and, if we do not act to support this industry and its early childhood professionals now, the dwindling of available child care availability will only get worse."

Read more at: https://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article254933277.html#storylink=cpy
https://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article254933277.html

The state’s child care system is collapsing. It needs state support to keep it afloat. Beth Oppenheimer argues that Idaho’s child care system is in a crisis, and the state should offer it support | Opinion

10/12/2021

Idaho AEYC is THE professional member organization for Early Childhood Education Professionals in Idaho. There are several benefits of being a member of the Idaho AEYC including: job opportunities, networking opportunities, advocacy opportunities, and training and skills advancement.

Idaho AEYC is THE professional member organization for Early Childhood Education Professionals in Idaho. There are several benefits of being a member of the Idaho AEYC including: job opportunities, networking opportunities, advocacy opportunities, and training and skills advancement.

Pepsi’s Former CEO Shared the 1-Sentence Secret to Her Success as a Leader. It’s the Opposite of What We’ve Been Told. 10/08/2021

Pepsi’s Former CEO Shared the 1-Sentence Secret to Her Success as a Leader. It’s the Opposite of What We’ve Been Told.

"Over time, Nooyi realized that the key to managing both corporate life and family life depended on quality child care -- not just for herself but also for the millions of women who would follow her at every level of working society."

https://www.inc.com/jeff-steen/pepsis-former-ceo-shared-1-sentence-secret-to-her-success-as-a-leader-its-opposite-of-what-weve-been-told.html

Pepsi’s Former CEO Shared the 1-Sentence Secret to Her Success as a Leader. It’s the Opposite of What We’ve Been Told. Women and families will take the spotlight in the years to come, says Indra Nooyi -- not technology.

10/06/2021

Are you an Early Childhood Education Professional, a parent advocate, or an involved community member? How did you become passionate about Early Childhood Education? Share your story by commenting here, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and tag a friend to enter our giveaway. We will be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to the winner (announced on October 15th)! #earlylearningidaho #idahoeducation
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Are you an Early Childhood Education Professional, a parent advocate, or an involved community member? How did you become passionate about Early Childhood Education? Share your story by commenting here, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and tag a friend to enter our giveaway. We will be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to the winner (announced on October 15th)! #earlylearningidaho #idahoeducation
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If you already shared your story on a previous post, no need to re-share to enter the giveaway. Just make sure to follow and tag.

10/05/2021

A professional member organization is an association made up of members who are part of the same industry or career field. Being a member of a professional association can set you apart from the competition when searching for new jobs and support your career by allowing you to advance your skills and knowledge. Every Profession has its own Professional Member Organization -- Nurses, Accountants, ITs, are just some of the professionals that have their own professional membership organization. Early Childhood Education Professionals should be no different! #earlylearningidaho

A professional member organization is an association made up of members who are part of the same industry or career field. Being a member of a professional association can set you apart from the competition when searching for new jobs and support your career by allowing you to advance your skills and knowledge. Every Profession has its own Professional Member Organization -- Nurses, Accountants, ITs, are just some of the professionals that have their own professional membership organization. Early Childhood Education Professionals should be no different! #earlylearningidaho

10/05/2021

Early care and education professionals- take this survey offered through one of IdahoAEYC's joint projects. Your voice matters and you have 5 chances to win $100 Amazon gift card!

We value what you have to say. We're listening!

Complete our 10 minute survey and you'll have 5 chances to win a $100 amazon gift card.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3ZGKZYH

With child care unaffordable, many parents struggle to stay employed 09/30/2021

With child care unaffordable, many parents struggle to stay employed

"Part of the issue is early-childhood educators are finding employment elsewhere in jobs that often pay the same and are less exerting than spending the day with young children," Allvin said. "They are going to fast-food restaurants — they would rather mix milkshakes, or for summer jobs folks go to country clubs and take beach-related jobs, or work for Amazon and in retail-type jobs."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/childcare-parents-labor-force/

With child care unaffordable, many parents struggle to stay employed The pandemic has triggered a crisis in child care, as workers quit in droves and families face spiraling costs.

09/30/2021

Are you an Early Childhood Education Professional, a parent advocate, or an involved community member? How did you become passionate about Early Childhood Education? Tell us your story. #idahochildcarestory #idahoeducation #earlylearningidaho

Are you an Early Childhood Education Professional, a parent advocate, or an involved community member? How did you become passionate about Early Childhood Education? Tell us your story. #idahochildcarestory #idahoeducation #earlylearningidaho

Photos from Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children's post 09/29/2021

The early years are a time of remarkable brain growth in children and lay the foundation for subsequent learning and development. 90% of a child's brain is developed by age 5. Early Childhood Education Professionals are on the front lines of supporting Idaho's children during these vital developmental stages and help prepare children socially, cognitively, emotionally, and physically. #earlylearningidaho #idahoeducation #childdevelopment

Photos from Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children's post 09/28/2021

Who is an Early Childhood Education Professional? Early Childhood Education Professionals include Child Care Providers, Home Care Providers, Nannies, Care Givers, Early Childhood Educators, Pre-School Teachers … in other words if you work with and care for children between the ages of 0 and 5 or support the work of those who do YOU are an Early Childhood Education Professional.

09/23/2021

Free classes for parents! Free learning resources for each family! Free books for each child! We will show you ways to turn everyday moments into learning moments! idahoaeyc.org/ready
(Ages 0-1) Tuesday 10/5
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(Ages 2-3) Tuesday 10/19
(Ages 3-4) Tuesday 10/26
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‘A broken system’: Idaho child care providers say they need more help to keep costs down 09/21/2021

‘A broken system’: Idaho child care providers say they need more help to keep costs down

The system is broken. Learn why ...

https://bonnercountydailybee.com/news/2021/sep/19/broken-system-idaho-child-care-providers-say-they-/

‘A broken system’: Idaho child care providers say they need more help to keep costs down This is the second in an ongoing series of articles related to the cost of child care and a lack of state support for early childhood education.

‘The pay is absolute crap’: Child-care workers are quitting rapidly, a red flag for the economy 09/21/2021

‘The pay is absolute crap’: Child-care workers are quitting rapidly, a red flag for the economy

We need to do better for children, families, child care providers, and businesses!

"Hiring and retaining good workers has been tough in the child-care industry for years, but it is escalating into a crisis. Pandemic-fueled staffing challenges threaten to hold back the recovery, as the staffing problems at day cares have a ripple effect across the economy."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/09/19/childcare-workers-quit/

‘The pay is absolute crap’: Child-care workers are quitting rapidly, a red flag for the economy Child care employment is still down more than 126,000 positions as workers leave for higher-paying positions as bank tellers, administrative assistants and retail clerks. Parents are struggling to return to work as daycare and after school programs dwindle.

Idaho's daycare system is in crisis, experts say 09/16/2021

Idaho's daycare system is in crisis, experts say

Great story about how Covid-19 is impacting child care in Idaho.

Idaho's daycare system is in crisis, experts say "You've got this catch 22 where child care programs can’t afford to make any less, but families can’t afford to pay anymore."

Early childhood programs yield a high return on investment 09/15/2021

Early childhood programs yield a high return on investment

We know that Early Childhood Education is an investment that supports children and families while also providing a high-return. Read more! #earlylearningidaho

https://www.idahoednews.org/voices/early-childhood-programs-yield-a-high-return-on-investment/?fbclid=IwAR2Nv4g4ZiHIdCfS64EmTRk8tsETwI-9mR9Ueelu9GyCFBLguIdwNCFbZNY

Early childhood programs yield a high return on investment So why do we continue to struggle to provide these programs to all the primary age students in Idaho?

09/10/2021

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is again seeking information to understand the current challenges and opportunities facing our child care system.

Your responses will help "tell the story" of child care in our state, so that stakeholders, legislators, and agencies can understand existing needs and respond accordingly.

If you are a child care provider in Idaho, please complete the survey linked below:

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DNB9FBL
Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X9YS8SJ

Survey responses are anonymous. Survey closes Sept. 17

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is again seeking information to understand the current challenges and opportunities facing our child care system.

Your responses will help "tell the story" of child care in our state, so that stakeholders, legislators, and agencies can understand existing needs and respond accordingly.

If you are a child care provider in Idaho, please complete the survey linked below:

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DNB9FBL
Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X9YS8SJ

Survey responses are anonymous. Survey closes Sept. 17

IdahoSTARS Project Grants Scholarships to 16 Lewis-Clark State Students 09/09/2021

IdahoSTARS Project Grants Scholarships to 16 Lewis-Clark State Students

IdahoSTARS , a project of Idaho AEYC, is providing a number of grants, scholarships, and incentives this year to Early Childhood Professionals that are continuing their education and participating in various forms of professional development. We love supporting our hard working Early Educators! They do so much for Idaho's families! #earlylearningidaho #idahomom #idahokids #idahoeducation

IdahoSTARS Project Grants Scholarships to 16 Lewis-Clark State Students LEWISTON - Thanks to the IdahoSTARS project, sixteen Lewis-Clark State College students have received more than $107,000 in total scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year.

Idaho AEYC 09/09/2021

Idaho AEYC

Idaho AEYC's ECE Job Board is your resource to connect with early educators in Idaho! Post open early childhood positions, submit your resume, search for substitutes and look through statewide early education job postings.

https://idahoaeyc.org/early-education-job-postings-in-idaho

Idaho AEYC members can post open job positions for FREE throughout the membership year. Not a member? Join Idaho AEYC for $30, post your open positions for free and receive many other great benefits! Or, pay $30 per posting to advertise your open position on Idaho ECE Job Connections. You choose! #idahoece #earlylearningidaho

Idaho AEYC Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance Idaho's early learning profession and advocate for children & families

09/09/2021

We're hiring an IdahoSTARS Evaluation Coordinator. The IdahoSTARS Evaluation Coordinator will design and implement evaluation plans, create evaluation documents and measurement tools, gather and organize evaluation data, create evaluation reports, and assist the IdahoSTARS leadership team with corresponding program improvement and outreach activities. For more information https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/32523

‘A broken system’: Idaho child care providers say they need more help to keep costs down - Idaho Capital Sun 09/07/2021

‘A broken system’: Idaho child care providers say they need more help to keep costs down - Idaho Capital Sun

“I say all the time that child care is a broken system,” Hunt said. “Child care providers cannot afford to make any less, and parents can’t afford to pay a penny more. So it will take outside intervention to correct the system.”

https://idahocapitalsun.com/2021/09/07/a-broken-system-idaho-child-care-providers-say-they-need-more-help-to-keep-costs-down/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=1179cbb2-0d5e-483f-88dd-269bf43a4f3a

‘A broken system’: Idaho child care providers say they need more help to keep costs down - Idaho Capital Sun Lori Fascilla’s child care center, Giraffe Laugh, is one of many across Idaho with tight margins that have struggled throughout the pandemic.

09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day! Today, we pay tribute to the contributions of American workers and their families, honor the social and economic achievements of American workers, and honor hard-working Americans. “Without labor, nothing prospers.” - Sophocles

Happy Labor Day! Today, we pay tribute to the contributions of American workers and their families, honor the social and economic achievements of American workers, and honor hard-working Americans. “Without labor, nothing prospers.” - Sophocles

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