Giraffe Laugh

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

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

1,800+ children in Idaho are reported abused or neglected each year. Giraffe Laugh helps lower the liklihood of child abuse by educating and empowering families.

Building Strong Futures

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1 in 10 children go to bed hungry every night in Ada County. With programs like on-site food pantries and extracurricular activities, Giraffe Laugh helps builds strong futures for children and their families.

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 two full-time centers that serve children from birth to five years old, a full-time preschool program that serves children from three and a half to five years old, and a summer program that serves children that are of school-age.

Although we serve many children and their families every day, we have over 500 children on our waiting list. We envision every child in the Treasure Valley having equal access to quality early childhood education. 

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Support + Empowerment = Strong Futures

All parents should be supported and empowered throughout parenthood, especially the early years. By providing opportunities for families to get support and empowerment, we are helping build strong futures in the Treasure Valley 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 10 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 summer program for school-aged children.

Parent Education

Over 1,800 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, full-time preschool program to the residents of Garden City. This program is located at 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, a full-time preschool program that serves children from three and a half to five years old, and a summer program that serves children that are of school-age.