June 2020

Who knew that June 1, 2020, would become a special day? After 10 long weeks, we are reopening our hearts, arms, and doors to our little ones again and can’t wait to begin this new journey with our families. It will be hard and different at first, but we know with time that we will return to normal. Our goal now is to recover from the closure, embrace our families and children, and celebrate our recent graduates!

If you haven’t had an opportunity to see our live video of the graduation parade, I encourage you to see it on Facebook. It was darling! There were so many tears as children and parents and teachers all saw each other for the first time in ten weeks. Graduation is such a special day and seeing them with their cars decorated, their signs, and heads sticking out of windows and sunroof’s, adorned in their caps and gowns, many of us were crying with joy and gratitude at being together. It is a special bond that we have with the children we are privileged to be with each day.

As we look toward the future, what we see is taking every precaution to keep children, staff, and our community safe. This increases the need for PPE equipment and extra staff to help with precautionary measures. After ten weeks of no tuition which makes up the majority of our revenue source, we need help ensuring that we can continue to buy necessary products and cleaners to keep everyone safe. If you’d like to make a contribution toward that goal, we’d truly appreciate it. To donate, please visit this link. 

In order to have a successful graduation next year, our goal is to settle into the “new normal” until it’s no longer needed, begin teaching our children once again (this time in person), and embracing families to walk alongside them on their journey through the early years. Thank you for being a part of making all of that possible. 

We will also be working extra hard this year on instilling love and respect for all people with our children. Children learn best at a young age to treasure and regard others with love and compassion. In that vein, we will be talking a lot about Black history and building a culture of acceptance and appreciation for all children regardless of the color of their skin, the language they speak at home, or their family type. We want to walk this journey with all of you and encourage parents too, to learn more about how they can ensure that all of our citizens feel cherished and equal to every other, as our constitution promises. 

It starts now. Let’s be good ancestors and ensure we leave a legacy of love. When the time capsule is opened 30 years from now, I hope we see real change and progress that can be measured by the impact we have on the children of today.

Learn More About Giraffe Laugh!

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Giraffe Laugh is a local nonprofit that provides early childhood education and nurturing to 170 Treasure Valley children annually by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh has two full-time programs that serve children 0-5 years old, a full-time preschool program that serves children 3.5-5 years old, and a summer program that serves children that are of school-age.