A network of child advocates, providers, community leaders, parents and caregivers working to support the unique needs of Idaho’s infants and toddlers and their families through policy advocacy.
Idaho Families Need Stronger Footing
The Current State of Idaho
For Idaho to be a state where families thrive, parents and caregivers must be at the core of our policymaking conversations for issues impacting young children. In order to support Idaho’s working families, we need to increase our investments in the early childhood education industry to meet the heightened demand. While addressing all aspects that impact the development of young children like stable housing, access to health care, and financially stable families.
The need for high-quality child care and early education opportunities has risen sharply to the top of our list of priorities thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though as one of only a handful of states in the U.S. that do not invest in early learning options, families are feeling added pressure in accessing early learning programs.
How do we make Idaho a state where families with young children thrive?
Through data-driven policy solutions and sustained commitment to change, we can take steps so families have access to the resources necessary for raising a child and are empowered to policymaking.
- Expanding access to high-quality affordable childcare
- Increasing investments in Idaho families with young children
- Engaging parent voice in early childhood policymaking