Access to early childhood education and childcare resources can be a major challenge for local families and businesses. In 2020, we received a grant from the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) to put together an early learning advisory committee (ELAC), needs assessment and strategic action plan to start the important work of building capacity in this critical area. That plan is now available below, and we are excited to get started on shoring up this regional challenge for the communities we serve, alongside our strategic partners. As always, we welcome your thoughts and insights on this project and the plan: