Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

Advancing Idaho's early learning profession & advocating for children & families. Our vision is to s

Idaho AEYC will inspire and lead those who touch the lives of Idaho's children. We will encourage commitment to the ideal that every Idaho child deserves to live a satisfying childhood that allows him/her to develop to full potential.

Operating as usual

03/07/2024

Thank you, University of Cincinnati Online for returning as a sponsor for the Early Learning Conference! We appreciate you supporting early care and education professionals in Idaho.

03/01/2024

The Idaho AEYC team is writing to extend a heartfelt invitation to you all to join us in bidding farewell to our esteemed colleague, Beth Oppenheimer, as she embarks on an exciting new journey in her life. To celebrate Beth's time with us and to wish her all the best for the future, we are organizing a going away party in her honor. Details are as follows:

Date: March 8
Time: 4-7 PM
Venue: Payette Brewing - Mezzanine Area
Dress Code: Casual
Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided and will be a no host bar.

02/23/2024

🌟 Calling all champions for early childhood education! 🌟

Idaho AEYC's Early Learning Conference is gearing up to empower, educate, and support Idaho's dedicated early childhood professionals. We need YOUR support to make this event truly impactful. Join us as a sponsor and be a catalyst for positive change in early education. Together, let's make a difference! For more information email [email protected].

02/22/2024

We are grateful for Kaplan Early Learning Company returning as a sponsor for our Early Learning Conference! Thank you, Kaplan for your continued support of early childhood professionals. We appreciate you!

02/21/2024

Idaho AEYC Upcoming Changes! 🌟

After much reflection, our beloved Executive Director, Beth Oppenheimer, has decided to embark on a new journey. While we're sad to see her go, we're thrilled for the incredible opportunity ahead!

Learn more 🔗: https://ow.ly/zk1x50QGfrH

Photos from Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children's post 02/20/2024

💪 Discover the power of Everyday Strength-based Based Actions and Activities for Parents! Strengthening Families helps families become and stay strong! Using everyday moments and practices, we help families prioritize quality time, celebrate each other, and foster authentic connections.

Raising a child is not easy! Remember, you've got all the tools you need to succeed. You've got this!

02/16/2024

As we celebrate love this month, we are feeling the love thanks to our incredible donors as part of our Circle of Friends! Your generosity and support mean more to us than words can express. We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your kindness. Your contributions significantly impact our mission, helping us create positive change and build an Idaho where every child thrives. Thank you for sharing your love and making a difference. - Idaho AEYC Team 💌

02/14/2024

💖 Happy Valentine's Day! 💖

Today, we celebrate the power of love and the special bonds between children and the adults who cherish them. As famous psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner beautifully said, "Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her." 🌟

At Idaho AEYC, we're dedicated to fostering those precious connections and ensuring that every child feels valued, supported, and deeply loved. Through the Strengthening Families Framework and HOPE, we are helping families find connection through intentional daily practices. 💕

Childcare costs a struggle for Idaho parents 02/13/2024

Attention Idaho parents!🤍 Did you know that childcare costs can be a major challenge? This article sheds light on the struggles many families face in affording quality childcare. It's time we address this issue together! Check it out here:

Childcare costs a struggle for Idaho parents Childcare is essential for Treasure Valley parents but it comes at a cost. Many parents struggle to keep up with the price tag that comes with daycare services.

02/09/2024

🎉 Join the celebration! Become a vendor at Kids of Idaho Celebration and showcase your organization's offerings to a vibrant community! 🌟 Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to make a difference while promoting your organization! Sign up now to secure your spot and let's make this celebration unforgettable together!

🎊 Register today at: https://ow.ly/UYLp50QwtBg.

Photos from Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children's post 02/08/2024

Building Blocks of Growth 🌱💕

Strong early relationships shape a child's journey, molding their brains and emotions for success. From self-perception to social skills, positivity paves the way for a brighter future. We can nurture bonds that impact a lifetime by making time to talk, play, and connect with our children!

02/08/2024

Today for we are grateful to Idaho Central Credit Union! Idaho Central Credit Union will be sponsoring both of our annual events this year, Early Learning Conference and the Kids of Idaho Celebration. Thank you, ICCU for helping build an Idaho where every child thrives!

02/08/2024

Idaho AEYC is thrilled to have had the participation of 1️⃣8️⃣ communities and organizations from across the state at Tuesday's Early Learning Day held at the State Capitol!

The event sparked insightful conversations, prompted thought-provoking questions, and garnered valuable feedback for the future. But our work is not finished yet! Together, we are working towards a future where all of Idaho's children can THRIVE🌟

'Lack of Support': Education event advocates for more early education support 02/08/2024

Early Learning Day was a great event! With 18 organizations in attendance, we brought early education to the forefront of the conversation.

Learn more:

'Lack of Support': Education event advocates for more early education support Idaho AEYC released a report saying 88% of Idaho business leaders surveyed were in favor of offering optional state government-provided preschool to young kids.

Photos from Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children's post 02/07/2024

❓: What is the Strengthening Families Framework?

In the past, we focused on helping struggling families after they faced challenges. But in the early 2000s, we changed our approach. Instead of looking back, we started working with early childhood programs to find out what makes families strong and lowers the risk of child abuse. We found that strong families handle stress well, have positive relationships, access resources, understand child development, communicate effectively and regulate emotions. This insight led to the Five Protective Factors.

The Strengthening Families Framework is a method to support families and reduce child abuse risk. It revolves around five key factors: Parental Resilience, Social Connections, Concrete Support, Parenting Knowledge, and Emotional Competence. Initially used in early education, it gained popularity in child welfare and home visiting programs as a practical way to adopt a strengths-based approach.

Learn More: https://ow.ly/RVbK50Qxt9X

Photos from Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children's post 02/06/2024

✨Early Learning Day 2024 is a wrap!✨
Today, Idaho AEYC hosted 18 different early childhood organizations and Early Learning Collaboratives from across Idaho at the state Capitol!

This event allows communities to meet with their policymakers to discuss early childhood care and education in their region. All of Idaho AEYC’s Early Learning Collaboratives in attendance met with their policymakers to share information about the work happening across the state. This event is pivotal to ensuring all of Idaho’s children THRIVE! 📸:

02/05/2024

This February Idaho AEYC's very own ✨Strengthening Families Specialist✨ is taking over our social media!

Amanda Mills has been with Idaho AEYC and Idaho STARS for 9 years, but started her role as the Strengthening Families Specialist in 2023! She loves providing customized professional development sessions, informal training, and community conversations at no cost for parents, professionals and family-serving organizations. We are excited to learn more about the Strengthening Families Framework and how it can support families in Idaho!

Are you interested in learning more about the Strengthening Families Framework?
Reach out to Amanda by email at [email protected]

Photos from Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children's post 02/02/2024

Learn how you can support Early Learning Day and the impact it has on Idaho's children and families. 💚

02/02/2024

Elevate your brand by securing your advertisement spot in the Idaho AEYC Early Learning Conference program and connect with early childhood professionals. The Early Learning Conference is Idaho's largest conference for early childhood professionals. Don't miss out on this opportunity—reserve your space today to position your business at the forefront of early learning excellence! For more information: https://bit.ly/elconfad

02/01/2024

Idaho AEYC is excited to be a new member of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce. We are thankful for the great work they do! 💘😄

02/01/2024

Join Idaho AEYC in supporting Idaho families, children, and early childhood professionals by sponsoring one of our annual events! We have a variety of annual events through out 2024 that will make a lasting impact.

With a sponsorship you are making a difference and have the opportunity to promote your business. Email Rachel Flachbart, [email protected] for more information.

01/31/2024

The Celebration of the Young Child has been renamed to the Kids of Idaho Celebration! Idaho AEYC is excited to announce a new name and location. Get ready to showcase your business or organization at the Kids of Idaho Celebration! Vendor registration is now open, offering a fantastic opportunity for you to connect with families and be a part of this exciting event. Register today at: https://ow.ly/9sg050QwtBe.

Photos from Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children's post 01/31/2024

Why is Early Learning Day important? Swipe to learn more! 💙🏫

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Join Idaho AEYC for Early Learning Day! Swipe to see what and where Early Learning Day is! 💞🌟

01/26/2024

Huge shoutout to AAUW for their incredible support as a Silver Sponsor for Idaho AEYC's Early Learning Conference! Thank you for your continued support of early child professionals seeking professional development opportunities! 🌟💗 "

01/24/2024

We are now hiring for a Kindergarden Transition Specialist. Apply now on our website- www.idahoaeyc.org 🏫🤍

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