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A state-wide QRIS, Idaho STARS, is implemented; there are minimum requirements for administrator qualifications which require either a bachelor’s degree or the completion of a career development program which includes work-related experience, training, or college credits providing a level of achievement equivalent to the bachelor’s degree. At step 5 of the QRIS, at a minimum, a center director must have 15 hours of business management training in addition to a current CDA. Principal licensure includes pre-K. Elementary principals are required to have at least a master’s degree with some teaching experience. Idaho does not offer state pre-K or a director credential. There are no early childhood leadership degree programs or leadership academies in the state.

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