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Early Care & Education

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 their child for school. The good news is everyday life is a learning experience for children!

Children are Born Learning | Children Learn Through Play

Find lots of ideas to play and learn with your little one: Ready! for Kindergarten, Vroom, Ready Rosie

Enroll in a program: Mountain States Early Head Start, Head Start, ICARE for ChildrenParents as Teachers

Explore North Idaho’s first Born Learning Trail (map)

Looking for quality childcare? Idaho STARS is the leading expert

We envision a community with strong families, optimal child development, and reduced likelihood of child abuse and neglect

More resources from around the web:

Ages and Stages: developmental milestones birth to age 5 

Nurturing social-emotional development

Dealing with challenging behaviors