Child care staff playing with a child

YMCA Saint Alphonsus Early Learning Center Recognized by Idaho STARS

Featured, In The News
December 22, 2021

IdahoSTARS works with child care providers to improve the quality of care and help families recognize what that means and find the best care for their children. The YMCA Saint Alphonsus Early Learning Center is rated as one of the highest quality providers in the state! Many of our Child Development Centers are rated as “highest quality!”

Our programs provide opportunities, experiences, and relationships to stimulate a young child’s physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development.

Center Director Jamie Willis was interviewed for a feature piece on the IdahoSTARS website.

“I am most proud of the commitment our center has maintained to providing consistent quality care and education for the kids we care for. We have a core group of staff that have been at our center between 5-32 years who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children.”  -Jamie

Jamie Willis

Willis said it’s no secret that staffing is a challenge. Yet, the career has been rewarding for her. She’s been working at this same center for 30 years! 

Your local YMCA offers a fun work environment, competitive salary, flexible schedules, training to advance your career, complimentary membership, and competitive benefits packages for qualifying staff, including a generous paid-time-off package, medical, and dental insurance.✨

For a limited time, the Y is also covering costs for childcare licensing, CPR/First Aid certifications, as well as providing an additional $300 monthly stipend from the Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare.

We have positions open for full-time Early Childhood Teachers and part-time Before & Afterschool Teachers, Bus Drivers, and more at various sites in:

  • Boise
  • Caldwell
  • Eagle
  • Nampa
  • Meridian


When you work at a Treasure Valley Family YMCA Child Development Center, your contributions positively impact the lives of children in your community. The values and skills learned early in life are vital building blocks for successful adulthood, and we believe all kids deserve a strong start and a safe environment to develop. We believe that every child is a promise and we are committed to nurturing their potential.