The Andrus Center is a champion of public education. It is our goal to ensure our children can compete in an increasingly global economy.  This will be done through providing early learning opportunities so all children entering kindergarten are ready for success, attracting and retaining qualified teachers by offering a competitive pay scale and rewarding experience, and by supporting post-secondary programs and public/private partnerships that foster a prepared workforce.

2020 – TBA Conference

The Andrus Center is a champion of learning preparedness. It is our goal to ensure our children can compete in an increasingly global economy by ensuring every child and family has what they need in the education pipeline, to facilitate learning & developing the future workforce.  The early childhood system is dependent upon the community and its businesses, to insist upon, and advocate for, support that fits into the system as the foundational educational experience to future success. Join us April 27, 2020, for a full-day conference in the Boise State Student Union.

2015 – Early Learning in Idaho: Finding Common Ground

Boise State University’s Andrus Center and the University of  Idaho’s McClure Center co-hosted a nonpartisan dialogue on learning opportunities for Idaho’s young children on May 4, 2015. The two organizations joined together to identify an Idaho approach to increase the share of children who enter kindergarten prepared for success in school and later life.  Over 200 legislators, educators, business people, and parents attended the one-day symposium.