The University of Idaho McClure Center for Public Policy Research and the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Id AEYC) invite you to a town hall meeting in your community: See calendar of dates and times for your regions.

This town hall is intended to gather information on your experiences, challenges and successes connected to early learning programs and childcare in your community. The meeting will last for approximately 90 minutes.

Library staff and trustees, as providers of early learning programs and resources (or as parents/grandparents of young children) are encouraged to attend and share your thoughts.

This town hall is part of a preschool development research project, under a federal grant received by the Idaho AEYC, in collaboration with organizations and agencies that serve young children, and the Idaho Commission for Libraries.*

The first step in this research project is to understand the needs, resources and programs across Idaho. Idaho is vast and varied, so grant managers are ‘visiting’ each educational region to learn about the programs, successes and challenges in these distinct areas. The input from stakeholders in each community will guide the future of early learning resources and programs in Idaho.

Please share this invitation with others in your community who might be interested in attending these town halls. You are welcome and encouraged to use this social media toolkit to make sharing very convenient.

If you have any further questions about the town halls, please contact the McClure Center by email or by phone (208) 364-4563.

Katherine Himes, Ph.D.
Director, McClure Center for Public Policy Research

*The town hall held in your area is made possible by federal grant #90TP0077-01-00 and IdAEYC. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. You can learn more about the grant here: