We envision educational justice where every child has an enriched environment to thrive.
Parents and guardians are the most important adult in a child’s life and their first teacher. When we enroll a child, we enroll a family. Parenting is not easy and when adults in a family feel connected, supported and have information on their journey, they are empowered and the entire family is strengthened.
Steps to empowering families:
- Giraffe Laugh holds annual parent & teacher conferences in the fall to talk about the development of their child(ren). Even infants are screened for developmental milestones. Conferences are a wonderful way to learn about early childhood development and what is “typical” but also a means to partner with parents in creating goals for each child.
- Giraffe Laugh works with other organizations to provide parenting information and classes through our monthly newsletter but also classes or workshops that are held throughout the year.
- Families are asked to contribute 20 hours of volunteer time each year. When adults in a child’s life are involved in their school they actually perform better and the family feels more welcome and empowered.
We can see the future from here!
Giraffe Laugh is a local nonprofit that provides early childhood education and nurturing to 150 Treasure Valley children annually by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.