Early Childhood Education

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.

Childcare Providers


Little Sprouts Kiddie Kampus
Contact: Kaleigh Kessler
Call: 208-315-1391
Address: 300 Stibnite Ave

The Children’s House
Preschool for ages 3-5 fully potty trained.
Contact: Miss Jeanie
Call: 208-634-5983
Address: 629 Thompson Ave

Creative Cubs Daycare Center
50% Forest Service families, 50% non FS families
Contact: Tracy Van Duren
Call: 208-800-3411
Address: 501 N Mission St

Brundage Ski Resort, employees only child care
Contact: Hillary Greenwood (daycare manager)
Call: 208-634-4151 (ext 205)
Email: [email protected]

Crestline Academy Private School (3 and up)
Contact: 208-546-9202
Email: [email protected]

Roots Forest School
Call: 208-315-0925
Address: 2018 State Park Road

Milestones McCall
Email: [email protected]
Call: (208) 630-6530
315 Deinhard Lane, McCall, ID


In-home provider
Contact: Owner-Chelle Hine
Call: 208-315-7508
Email: [email protected]

Kingdom Kids Daycare
(a ministry of The Cascade Community Church)
Contact: Church Administrative Assistant – Alison Haupt 
Call: 208-382-4216
Director – Melody McLaughlin
Head of Program: Pat Bucher
Email: [email protected]


Wildhorse Children’s Center at Tamarack
Free employee childcare (also there for those using the mountain, as well as the public)
Call: 208-315-1021
Email: [email protected]

New Meadows

None currently – please get in touch if you have some solutions we can help with!

“The first few years of life, particularly birth to five, set the foundation for development, learning, behavior and lifelong outcomes. Various studies have shown that access to high-quality early childhood education is associated with positive life outcomes.”

– Katie Hamm, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development

Call 211 for Idaho Department of Health & Welfare CareLine or

Text 898211 to get information from a 2-1-1 community resource specialist.

Central District Health, McCall
Address: 703 1st St, McCall, ID 83638
Phone: (208) 634-7194

Fire Safety Inspection Contacts

Cascade Fire Department
Address: 109 E Pine St, Cascade, ID 83611
Phone: (208) 382-3200

Donnelly Fire Department
Address: 244 W Roseberry Rd, Donnelly, ID 83615
Phone: (208) 325-8619

McCall Fire Department
Address: 201 Deinhard Ln, McCall, ID 83638
Phone: (208) 634-7070

New Meadows Fire Department
Address: 200 US-95 New Meadows, ID 83654
Phone: (208) 347-3190