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North Idaho Education Resources & Links

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From the category archives: Birth to Kindergarten

See all of the Birth-Kindergarten topics on one page, or select a more specific topic below.

Birth to Pre-K & Kindergarten Resources

Licensing Requirements

Is my child ready for Kindergarten?

  • Learn about United Way of North Idaho's Ready for Kindergarten Program
  • FREE Developmental Screening for 0-5 year old kids in Coeur d'Alene School District.
    These are free screenings for children who live in the Coeur d'Alene School District and are between the ages of 0 to 5 yrs old. The purpose is to provide parents with information regarding their child's development in: Speech & Language Skills, Gross/Fine Motor (Large & Small Muscle) Skills, Basic Academic Concepts, Vision & Hearing.

North Idaho Head Start & Pre-K Programs

Other Early Childhood Education Resources

Learning & Reading Programs

Youth Programs

College Savings Accounts - Plan Ahead!

It's never too early to start thinking about your child's education, and to get them involved in the process. Consider a savings program, such as a 529 Plan (A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future college costs. 529 plans, legally known as “qualified tuition plans,” are sponsored by states, state agencies, or educational institutions and are authorized by Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. For more info visit

Idaho's College Saving Program is called IDeal. 

Counseling & Parent Resources


  • North Idaho Services Directory
    Comprehensive, searchable, online database of North Idaho Services including mental health, basic needs, transportation, family services. Includes all of Region 1 (Kootenai, Bonner, Boundary, Shoshone, and Benewah counties).
  • ReadyRosie & BringingUp - FREE online subscription for parents of Coeur d'Alene School District kids age, birth through Kindergarten. ReadyRosie and BringingUp offer quick and easy weekly activities to do with your child modeled on video in English and Spanish. Once you sign up, ReadyRosie or BringingUp will send you three messages a week, including tips and videos, modeling games and conversations that will help your child be successful in school. All you need to do is read a tip or watch a quick video, do the interactive activity with your child and LEARN! Help your child prepare for academic success! Register today to begin receiving this exciting new resource!
  • Idaho Department of Health & Welfare - Coeur d'Alene Office
    -- Child Support Services, Food Stamps & Other Assistance Benefits, Healthy Connections, Navigation Services, Regional Medicaid Services, Self Reliance Benefits Program (SNAP).
    -- Child Protection, Children & Family Services.
    -- Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Services, Developmental Disabilities Program.

Mental & Behavioral Health


Substance Abuse Awareness & Prevention

Grief Resources

Resources for survivors of loss to suicide

  • Alliance of HOPE
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss
    Coeur d’Alene Support Group
    Facilitators: Karen Petit
    Mountain State Early Head Start Bldg.
    411 N 15th, Suite 200, Coeur d’Alene
    First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. or call Karen at 208-772-2353
  • Hospice of North Idaho
    • Grief Resources - Support Group Schedule 
    • Support for Children & Teens
    • List of Community Providers
  • 1 0n 1 Grief Support Sessions, or Small Group Support- Free  
    Hospice of North Idaho - Mary Lenox- 208-772-7994

  • National Resources:
    The Dougy Center