November 17, 2023 By CDHD 2023 annual reports are out Winter’s icy front is fast approaching here in the PNW, which means two things: Another year is coming to a close. It’s annual report season. As we count down the final weeks of another successful year, we’re taking stock of all things achieved in 2023. And what a year it was! Idaho CDHD This year was one of the Center’s most successful on record. Nearly 600,000 Idahoans participated in 316 CDHD activities between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. We disseminated nearly 100 different products to 425,569 people across the state! The richness and far-reaching impact of these programs is something to celebrate. Some of our highlights throughout the year include: 200 individuals took part in 23 unique, credit-bearing professional development opportunities. CDHD and affiliate faculty taught 12 courses to 60 graduate and undergraduate students. 638 refurbished assistive devices were provided to consumers across the state through IATP. The Idaho Project for Children and Youth with Deaf-Blindness providing training sessions and services to 735 people across Idaho. We developed 12 information gathering, research, evaluation and analysis projects. Idaho Living Well’s Quality Assurance workgroup met throughout the year with 33 participants to solidify recommendations to create a statewide system to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation. Read more about our achievements this year by downloading our report. IdahoSTARS IdahoSTARS celebrated 20 years of service, with 2023 seeing support for more early care and education professionals than ever before. Not only did the Project enhance existing programs, but they also introduced 10 new opportunities that offer more complete professional development. Some of the highlights of the year include: 1274 participants attended free trainings through IdahoSTARS. 54,072 eLearning online trainings were completed. $1.7M was awarded to 339 individuals in higher education grants. 331 programs participated in the Safe Sleep Grant program, with 13,850 children impacted. Vision screenings were provided to 759 children from 35 different childcare programs. 80% of ICCP providers renewed their ICCP by their renewal date and 78% of renewing state licenses were certified by their renewal date. Read more about IdahoSTARS 2023 goals and achievements by downloading their report. Pyramid Collaborative Model This multi-year project works to increase early childhood educators’ use of evidence-based practices for supporting young children’s social and emotional development through implementation of the Pyramid Model. Goals for the 2023 year included: Address disparities in discipline practices. Promote family engagement. Use data for decision-making. Foster inclusion of children with and at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. Highlights from the year included: 82% of children learned how to better express their emotions. 67% of children’s interactions with each other were more positive. 61% of teacher and classroom staff reported a reduction in challenging classroom behaviors. 99% of people who took the e-pyramid modules reported the trainings will help them better do their jobs. Read more about the Project and their achievements by downloading their annual report. Idaho SESTA As usual, Idaho SESTA was kicking goals throughout the 2023 fiscal year. The Project met their purpose statement of assisting the Idaho State Department of Education, Special Education Department by providing professional development and monitoring supports to build the capacity of district administrators and school-based personnel to: increase positive student outcomes in inclusive environments, and increase achievement on IDEA indicators. Staff provided multiple district-based training on topics such as Universal Design for Learning/Coaching, Progress Monitoring IEP goals, Idaho Tiered Behavior Supports, Classroom Systems and more. Some of the highlights for the year included: 653 LEA-initiated Supports, 84 trainings, 21 new guides, handbooks and charts, and 15 new online modules. 94% of reporting LEA’s who received training reported Idaho SESTA support was high quality, and 94% increased their knowledge or skills. 484 Level 1 help desk requests were completed to nearly two thirds of all LEAs in the state. 149 Level 2 help desks requests were completed to half of all LEAs in the state. 42 LEAs received Level 3 support, with 91% applying their knowledge/skills after training. Beginner-level training on the role of the IEP process was provided to 323 attendees across Idaho. Read more about SESTA’s achievements by downloading their annual report.