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This Free Program Aims To Help Idaho Parents Of Young Children During COVID-19

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Jesse Yip, 5, makes a bubble as he plays with family at their home, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Houston.


Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many Idaho parents have found themselves in an unexpected new role: that of homeschool teacher. And for many families, it’s been difficult at times to juggle parenting, teaching and work. So how about some free professional guidance to make sure our children aren't falling behind while at home?



The Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children is hosting a series of three free webinars this fallfor parents, caregivers and eductors. Typically, this training is available only to providers. IAEYC Executive Director Beth Oppenheimer tells Idaho Matters host Gemma Gaudette they saw a need to expand the service to parents in the coronavirus era.



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