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“Thank you for visiting my monthly blog where I share what motivates me to ensure school readiness, build strong futures and empower families living in the Treasure Valley!” Lori Fascilla, Executive Director

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Giraffe Laugh

Did you stop by and see Giraffe Laugh this weekend at Hyde Park? We sure hope you did! And hey, if you took some photos drop them below, we would love to see them! #GiraffeLaughHPSF #wecanseethefuturefromhere #loyaltolocal #facepaint See MoreSee Less

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The Hyde Park Street Fair is going amazingly! Come down and visit us tomorrow if you haven’t yet and say hello! #giraffelaughHPSF See MoreSee Less

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Have you seen the news? Giraffe Laugh was featured on @IdahoOnYourSide due to an AMAZING grant from @StLukesHealthhttps://t.co/lssgxq6zj6

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It Takes a Village

My fondest memories are of being a little girl wearing my flip flops, my swimsuit, smelling of sunscreen sporting Popsicle fingers, and my perceived freedom from routine and parents. Recently when a group of adults was asked about their favorite summer memories as a child, inevitably they all included outdoor stories. They also included experiencing…

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Happy Fathers Day

In June we honor dads or the men in our children’s lives. This is one of the most important jobs a man can have and the impact of a father on a son or daughter’s life is profound. I had a wonderful father for the first 16 years of my life. His sudden departure from…

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Happy Mother’s Day

One of the most important days of my life was when I first earned the title of mom. I always knew I’d want to be a mother and looked forward to having a family someday. When the honor was bestowed on me I learned quickly how it wasn’t the image I had in my head…

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Strengthening Families

As the days get longer and the flowers begin to bloom we are reminded that for some children the days are incredibly long and there isn’t the cheer of spring in their hearts. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and while it’s difficult to imagine, there are over 1,600 cases of abuse reported in Idaho…

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Vision 20/20

Strategic planning, evaluating, training and brainstorming describes the amazing things that happened at our board retreat this month. Our dedicated board members spent a Saturday together to plan for the future of our organization to better serve our children and families. Retiring members along with brand new were able to catch the excitement of this…

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Giraffe Laugh Announces Three New Board Members

4094 West Chinden Blvd Suite 100 Garden City, ID 83714 www.giraffelaugh.org PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release For more information contact: Tina Leoncavallo Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator Giraffe Laugh 208-954-5457  ●  tina@giraffelaugh.org Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center Announces Three New Board Members Boise, ID (January 8, 2018) – Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center announces the appointment…

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New Year And Another Chance To Get It Right

This time last year we were buried in over a foot of snow in Boise and struggling with whether or not to stay open due to weather conditions. It’s downright balmy right now, and the clear skies are hopefully a harbinger of good things to come for our kids and families in 2018. In 2018…

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The Spirit of Christmas Is Alive

December brings so much excitement for our little folks but often involves stress for the adults in their lives. At Giraffe Laugh we are fortunate to have so many incredible donors who “adopt” families for Christmas who cannot provide for their children in a traditional way during the holidays. Sometimes it’s a meal they need…

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The Season is Changing

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. It often means milder temps with less intense heat while holding the promise of cooler weather and holidays to come. The darkening of the leaves turns trees into nature’s compass. The north side turning red first, leaving the south side green and lush before they begin their ascent…

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