ChildCareEd is an IdahoSTARS Approved Training Organization. You may use ChildCareEd courses to complete training for state and city daycare licensing requirements, the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP), IdahoSTARS Steps to Quality (STQ), and the IdahoSTARS Professional Development System (PDS).

Annual training requirements:

Daycare centers, Family Daycare Homes, and Group Daycare Facility staff are required to complete 4 hours of continuing education in child development areas relating to childcare annually.

Level requirements based on Boise City Code 3-6-18:

Level I (assistant teacher):

  • Fourteen (14) hours of training annually

Level II (teacher):

Level III (senior teacher):

  • Degree
  • Eight (8) hours of training annually to include the areas of:
    • Childhood development
    • Childhood education
    • Childhood psychology
    • Business management
    • Safety or health 


For registry credit, submit your ChildCareEd training certificate to the IdahoSTARS Professional Development System by logging into your RISE account.

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare


Administrators! Are you looking to purchase hours for your staff? ChildCareEd offers the Group Admin Program and Subscription Services, which make it easy and affordable to make group purchases.

Group Admin Program

The Group Admin Program allows you to purchase clock hours at a flat price and then assign classes to staff members. This gives you control over your budget and training plan. Purchase hours for staff to ensure they complete their training requirements.

Use our Group Admin Feature and receive the following benefits:

  • Record-keeping tools to manage continuing education requirements
  • Group Administrators can see their staff's progress in assigned courses as well as test scores
  • Purchase bulk hours with discounted Subscription Services
  • Refunded hours if staff leave and do not finish courses
  • Add or remove staff as needed
  • Assign training to individuals or the entire team
  • Print administrator copies of certificates

Subscription Services

With Subscription Services, you can purchase training hours at a low one-time cost. There are three tiers to choose from, depending on your needs:

  • Basic: Unlimited online training
  • Plus: Unlimited online training plus online CDA training courses
  • Instructor-Led: Unlimited online training, plus all CDA online training courses, and one Virtual Class each month led by a trained Educational Specialist

To view the course selection available for each of our subscription services, please click on View Courses List under each here: https://www.childcareed.com/subscriptions.html.

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