Empowering Families

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Parents and guardians are the most important people in a child’s life. Parenting is not easy, and when adults in a family feel connected and supported, they are empowered to strengthen their family. When we enroll a child, we enroll a family. 

children in Idaho are reported neglected or abused each year.

How we help empower families:

  1. Hold annual parent teacher conferences to talk about the development of their child or children.
  2. Work with other organizations to provide parenting information and classes through monthly newsletters.
  3. Offer and share information about classes/workshops for parents that are held throughout the year.
      • Lee Pesky’s “Kindergarten Readiness” Workshops
      • Stengthening Families Classes
      • READY! For Kindergarten
  4. Ask parents to contribute volunteer time each year. When adults in a child’s life are involved in their school, the child’s development is improved and the family feels more welcome within the organization.

Giraffe Laugh provided my family with stability.  When our daughter was born, our son had been at Giraffe Laugh for almost three years. With the consistency, love and support from Giraffe Laugh our son never missed a beat. He is the best big brother and we knew that day in and day out he was getting the stability he needed from his teachers and the staff at Giraffe Laugh. When it came time to send our daughter to Giraffe Laugh, we were able to drop her off knowing that she would be loved and taken care of the same way our son has for the past three years. Watching the knowledge my son has gained over the past three years makes me excited for what is to come, and I can’t wait to see the strides our daughter will make.

Parent of Giraffe Laugh 4 student

Ensuring School Readiness

Empowering Families

Building Strong Futures

We can see the future from here!

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.