CDHD White Papers

CDHD White Papers

CDHD White Paper: #2017 (1) – IdahoSTARS Essential Trainings for Quality Mealtime Practices in Child Care Settings PDF

Cover page of 2017 Idaho STARS Steps to Quality White Paper.

IdahoSTARS is funded by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare through the United States Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). CCDF is authorized under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG). Grantee activities must focus on improving quality, diversity, stability, and retention of caregivers, teachers, and directors, as well as improving quality care for infants and toddlers and other special populations (CCDBG, 2016). As a grantee, IdahoSTARS, Idaho’s State Training and Registry System (IdahoSTARS, 2017) must offer on-going activities to inform providers’ understanding of and use of strategies for healthy and safe environments. Professional development activities that address health and safety standards, including nutrition and child development, must be offered.