Giraffe Laugh

Providing early childhood education and nurturing to 150 Treasure Valley children annually.

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Ensuring School Readiness

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Half of all children in Idaho are not prepared for kindergarten when they arrive. We provide quality education to ensure that every Giraffe Laugh child is ready to learn when they reach kindergarten.

Empowering Families

3,111 children are abused or neglected each year in Idaho. Giraffe Laugh helps lower the liklihood of child abuse by educating and empowering families.

Building Strong Futures

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1 in 5 children in Ada County go to bed hungry each night. With programs like on-site food pantries and extracurricular activities, Giraffe Laugh helps builds strong futures for children and their families.

About Us

Giraffe Laugh is a local nonprofit located in Boise, Idaho that provides early childhood education and nurturing to over 150 Treasure Valley children annually by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures. We currently have three child care centers that serve children starting at birth up to five years old. Although we serve hundreds of kids and their families every day, we have over 550 children on our waiting list. We envision that someday, every child in the Treasure Valley will have access to quality early childhood education, preparing them for kindergarten, and therefore giving them a brighter future.

Our Preschool. Our Family. Our Community.

We envision every child in the Treasure Valley having access to quality early childhood education. All parents should be empowered and supported throughout the early years of parenthood. We know by providing opportunities for empowerment and support through our work, we are helping to build strong futures every day.

Overview

Early Education

When children are born, their brains are 25% developed. By the time they leave our program and enter kindergarten, their brains are 90% developed. The first five years of a childs life is the most important for brain growth.

Food Pantry

1 in 6 children in Idaho go to bed hungry every night. Through our partnership with the Idaho Foodbank, we host 24/7 food pantries at all of our sites for families in need.

Summer School Age Program

More than half of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. We aim to bridge this gap with our K-6th grade summer program.

Parent Education

Over 3,600 children in Idaho are abused and neglected every year. When parents are empowered through education, support in times of need, and connections, they are less likely to abuse or neglect their children.

Giraffe Laugh Preschool in Garden City

Giraffe Laugh has partnered with the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children to bring a much needed half-day preschool program to the residents of Garden City located in the Boys and Girls Club.

We can see the future from here!

Giraffe Laugh is a local nonprofit that provides early childhood education and nurturing to 150 Treasure Valley children annually by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh has two full time centers serving children from birth to five years old. In addition to the two full time centers, Giraffe Laugh has a half-day preschool program, Giraffe Laugh Garden City Preschool, and a summer program that serves school-aged children.