Beth Oppenheimer

Beth Oppenheimer
Executive Director, Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

Beth has served as the Executive Director of the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (Idaho AEYC) since 2010. She has spent many years advocating for the needs of our children and families and is committed to advancing opportunities for all Idaho families. 

As a working mother of two children, she understands the challenges facing working families and their abilities to support their children’s early care and learning. She has led many initiatives which include strengthening childcare licensing, Let’s Move Child Care and is the lead advocate for investments for preschool in Idaho. Previously, Beth served as the Associate Director for the Student Union Building at Boise State University. She has also worked at the University of Idaho, and has worked on education, policy, and development issues for the Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, D.C. 

Beth is very involved in her community and serves on several boards and committees which include the Treasure Valley YMCA, Andrus Center for Public Policy and in 2016 was elected to serve on the Boise School District Board of Trustees.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Montana. Beth was recognized as an Idaho Business Review’s Woman of the Year in both 2013 and 2018, as well as one of Idaho Business Review’s CEO of Influence in 2017.