Early Learning Collaborative – Pocatello/Chubbuck

Children in a classroom


In these first foundation building years, the collaborative has focused their work in Pocatello and Chubbuck.  The goal is to develop small pilot programs, learn what works best in specific communities, and then scale up and expand those programs and strategies in other communities within our region.



Pocatello/Chubbuck Report



The Pocatello/Chubbuck early learning collaborative has focused on the following outcomes and strategies:


All children in Southeastern Idaho will enter kindergarten ready to learn.
SMART Goal: To increase kindergarten readiness in School District #25 Pocatello/Chubbuck. 


  1. Create a PR campaign to:
    • Educate our community about the value of early learning.
    • Clearly define what Kindergarten Readiness means.
  2. Improve quality in our local daycares and preschools.
  3. Increase access to quality early learning programs with a focus on providing scholarships to low to moderate income families (e.g. ALICE families)
  4. Broaden involvement of parents and representation on our collaborative.

The needs assessment available below, provides a snapshot of current early learning conditions in our community as well as barriers preventing children/families from accessing high-quality programs increase kindergarten readiness. Funding for this project was provided by the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children via a federal Preschool Development Grant.