From Lori’s Laptop

From Lori’s Laptop

We Can See The Future From Here!

“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

With the holiday season in full swing, we just want to remind you of our holiday hours for Christmas and New Years. We hope everyone has a great holiday! 🎅🎁🎄 See MoreSee Less

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Giraffe Laugh

What a great day at our centers yesterday! Santa came to town a couple weeks early to hear what the kids wanted for Christmas, and let’s just say some were very excited to see Santa and others, not so much! 😂 We hope that Santa will be able to bring the kids what they asked for, including lots of kitties, a pegasus, a couple pigs, and a toilet paper roll holder for one of our preschoolers. See MoreSee Less

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Kindness Matters

As we close out this decade and our 30th year of serving families we are anxious to look to the future with 20/20 vision. But for now, we’d like to bask in the kindness and generosity of strangers that are abundant this season. We had a wonderful luncheon with many generous donors, we have anxious…

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Holiday Cheers!

Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it comes the joy of the holidays and the promise they bring. For most of us, we approach this time of year with anticipation and images of our family gathering at the table with an abundance of food and fun. For some families though, the reality is there isn’t…

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Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please

Three distinct things happen in autumn that makes me love October. One, the weather cools and while I don’t like the shorter days, I do like the crisp mornings that require sweaters and fires in the hearth. The second sure sign of autumn is the changing of the leaves from a bright green to a…

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Playful Days and Warm Nights

Sack races, tag, and jump rope were the staple of my childhood summers. Sunscreen wasn’t a thing yet, so we smelled of fresh grass or sweat and sported pink cheeks as we panted through the heat. My mom made Kool-Aid which we’d gulp greedily on the back porch finding a sliver of shade to hide…

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30 Years

“To be good and to do good, is all we have to do.” – John Adams As we celebrate another birthday of our great country, we also celebrate 30 years serving children and families at Giraffe Laugh. We wish to welcome all those who joined our 30th Anniversary Society at our Celebration in June. It…

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A Mothers Time

As a mother of three May is one of my favorite months. We don’t just celebrate Mother’s Day at my house but also my birthday and wedding anniversary. It’s one of the rare times that all eyes are on me; the daughter, the wife, the mom. We as women tend to shift attention away from…

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Our Hope

April is upon us and with it comes Child Abuse Awareness month. It’s a difficult subject but an important one that requires careful attention. Parents or other adults living in a household are the number one abuser of small children. The highest rates of child abuse occur under age one (23.1 per 1,000 children).1 More than one-quarter…

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L-O-V-E

Welcome to the month of LOVE. One thing I love about this month is that it’s also sports the Early Childhood Legislative Day at the Capitol which was this Wednesday, February 6th. We took our preschoolers from GL2 and GL4 to participate in BLOCK Fest and to demonstrate how powerful a quality early education is.…

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Starting New in the New Year

The promise of a new year is upon us and with it comes the knowledge that we all love new beginnings. It could be the new beginning of finding out one is pregnant. It could be the new beginning of a newborn and the gifts they bring to the world. It could be the new…

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Being Present is the Best Present

The holidays are upon us whether we are ready or not! I hope that all of you find the joy you seek most during these, sometimes, stressful times for family. It can be difficult to spend too much time with relatives, but also a blessing in so many ways. I hope your balance is just…

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