At the beginning of ABC Phase 2, Boise was faced with a dependent care infrastructure that could not keep up with the rapid growth of the community. Employees of the funding companies reported shortages of infant care and school-age programs. And since child care regulations were minimal, quality of care was a major issue. And the few elder care programs in existence at the time lacked funding and could not meet the demands of the elders in the community.

Through the implementation of key programs, the ABC was able to increase the number of spaces and enhance the curriculum for existing school-age programs; establish summer programs for older school-age children; increase the number of infant care spaces; and expand transportation services for elders.

Funding Companies

Boise Cascade Corporation
Deloitte & Touche
Hewlett-Packard Company
IBM Corporation

Projects

Early Childhood
On-Site Training Program for Child Care Center
One-Day Flexibility Training for Child Care Center
Seminar: Financial and Legal Aspects of Child Care Center Management (for Child Care Center)
Seminar: The Human Side of Management (for Child Care Center)
Advanced CORE Curriculum Training for Family Child Care Providers
Family Child Care Clusters

School-Age
Before/After-School Program
Community Task Force Leadership Forum
Hands-On Science Training
Summer Camp
Summer of Service
Year Round School-Age Care

Backup
Backup Dependent Care Registry

Elder Care
Emergency Response Technology
Escorted Transportation

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