30 Year Celebration

30th anniversary society

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Giraffe Laugh mission

Mission: We are a local non-profit that provides early care and education to young children by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures.
Vision: Every child in the Treasure Valley has access to quality early care and education and all parents are supported through the early years of parenthood regardless of age or income.
We know by ensuring kids are ready for kindergarten and empowering families, we are building strong futures every day.

about 30 years

For 30 years Giraffe Laugh has been helping to ensure school readiness, empower families, and build strong futures right here in the valley! Take a look at our journey below.
1989: Giraffe Laugh opened in Hyde Park as a non-profit, drop-in, child care center, though no permanent care was available.
1992: Giraffe Laugh became a full-time non-profit preschool for children 6 weeks to 6 years old
1995: Goodies bought the building and Giraffe Laugh relocated to 901 Resseguie and increased services by 20%.
2005: Giraffe Laugh partnered with the City of Boise to provide care to homeless children from the shelters near Grand Ave.
2010: Giraffe Laugh partnered with the Salvation Army and the Boise School District to provide care to the pregnant and
parenting teens on the Marian Pritchett Campus.
2015: Giraffe Laugh 4 opened to serve 75 of the 550 children on its waiting list
2019: 30 years of impacting children in our community.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Giraffe Laugh a non-profit?

Yes! Giraffe Laugh is a federally registered 501c3 organization.

How many children are served through Giraffe Laugh?

One any given day around 200 children are served by Giraffe Laugh across our 3 centers.

Can anyone attend Giraffe Laugh?

Yes! Giraffe Laugh welcomes all children regardless of any factors. We believe in educational justice and strive to provide access to those most in need.

What is the goal of Giraffe Laugh?

Giraffe Laugh’s overarching goal is to ensure that every child in the valley has access to quality early care and education. Every child deserves to have an equal start in life to set them up for future success in school and their life beyond.

Will you expand to other areas in Idaho?

It has always been a goal of Giraffe Laugh to extend our reach to children that need our services. One day we hope to have centers in Canyon County, Jerome County, Twin Falls County, and beyond. Currently our centers are only in Ada County, with proper funding we hope to change that.