Advantage Early Learning Centers

Advantage Early Learning Centers

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Speaking of Christmas, SANTA IS COMING TO ADVANTAGE!
Meridian families are invited to join us tomorrow from 6:30-8:00 pm. We're having a potluck-style dinner, fun activities, and a visit with the man himself: Santa!
Friday, Santa will be at our Boise location from 6:00-7:00 pm!!! Come join us for treats and fun activities! Did we mention SANTA will be there?!?
We love you and will miss you Ms Emily! ❤❤❤
Thank you to everyone for making our annual family Christmas party another wonderful success! We would love to see any fun pictures you got from the party, please share below! 🎅 🎄 ⛄️
Parents:
There is an accident on Eagle Road near the Silverstone Business Park entrance. Traffic is being diverted because of a lane closure. Please be careful and try avoiding that area by using alternate routes.
Thank you

Care for 6 weeks-12 years! Full day preschool program! Before and After school care; transportation included! Meals and snacks provided! Camera Access!

We have 2 locations is the Treasure Valley! Our Meridian site is located in the Silverstone Business Park:
3677 E Copper Point Dr, Meridian 83642; call 391-2200
Our Boise site is between Fairview and Emerald off Maple Grove:
9045 W Irving Street, Boise 83704; call 391-2222
No appointment needed so stop in for a tour!

Operating as usual

02/03/2022

Ever wanted to learn to teach preschool? Interested in working with children but not sure how to get started? We’re seeking long term, flexible, dedicated, outgoing, and patient individuals with a desire to teach and nurture young children. Working in child care calls for a strong team and we pride ourselves on having some of the best employees/teachers in the Treasure Valley who love caring for children in a play based environment.

We are now accepting applications for both FULL and PART time positions at our Boise location. We are seeking long term staff members that have a passion for teaching and are willing to continually learn and grow as professionals.

Must be consistently available to work M-F, and closing staff must be able to work until 6:30 pm. We love students but are unable to accommodate less than 5 days a week or varying schedules at this time, so please apply only if you meet our scheduling needs

If you're interested, send us your resume! We're looking to fill these positions quickly so we'll be scheduling interviews ASAP!

-Advantage offers dental and vision insurance for full time employees

-Full time employees receive holiday pay after 90 days

-Advantage pays for your training classes

- Advantage offers an employee child care discount

12/30/2021

Advantage parents,

Due to hazardous road conditions and the forecast of more snow, Advantage is closed. Family and staff safety is our priority, and working with the information we have currently, we will err on the side of caution and remain closed today.

Thank you, and stay safe out there!

*See link to forecast in previous post

National Weather Service 12/30/2021

National Weather Service

Advantage parents,

Due to hazardous road conditions and the forecast of more snow, Advantage is closed. Family and staff safety is our priority, and working with the information we have currently, we will err on the side of caution and remain closed today.

Thank you, and stay safe out there!

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=230&y=168&site=boi&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=229&map_y=167#.Yc2maUZlAoB

National Weather Service Severe thunderstorms will continue to impact parts of the lower Mississippi Valley into the Tennessee Valley this evening through tonight. Storms could bring damaging wind gusts, a few tornadoes, and hail. Weather across the CONUS will remain active through the weekend bringing storms, snow, and ice...

BPD: 5 people, Boise police officer injured in Boise mall shooting 10/25/2021

BPD: 5 people, Boise police officer injured in Boise mall shooting

Boise parents:
After a shooting incident at Boise Town Square Mall, many roads near our Boise location are closed. Please give yourself time to find an alternate route to the center.

BPD: 5 people, Boise police officer injured in Boise mall shooting Police said there is no other information indicating that there are any other threats to the public at this time.

09/20/2021

Now hiring at both our Meridian and Boise locations! We're looking to fill multiple full time and part time positions.
We’re seeking long term, flexible, dedicated, outgoing, and patient individuals with a desire to teach and nurture young children. Working in child care calls for a strong team and we pride ourselves on having some of the best employees/teachers in the Treasure Valley that love caring for children in a play based environment.
Must be consistently available to work M-F, and closing staff must be able to work until 6:30pm. We love students but are unable to accommodate less than 5 days a week or varying schedules at this time, so please apply only if you meet our scheduling needs.
Hourly wage is $9-12/hour depending on position and experience.
If you're interested, please send a resume or letter telling us why you want to work with our awesome team or stop in at either location to fill out an application. We're looking to fill these positions ASAP so we'll be scheduling interviews for next week!

-Advantage offers dental and vision insurance for full time employees.

-Full time employees receive holiday pay.

-Advantage pays for your training classes.

06/18/2021

Now hiring at both our Meridian and Boise locations! We're looking to fill multiple full time and part time positions.
We’re seeking long term, flexible, dedicated, outgoing, and patient individuals with a desire to teach and nurture young children. Working in child care calls for a strong team and we pride ourselves on having some of the best employees/teachers in the Treasure Valley that love caring for children in a play based environment.
Must be consistently available to work M-F, and closing staff must be able to work until 6:30pm. We love students but are unable to accommodate less than 5 days a week or varying schedules at this time, so please apply only if you meet our scheduling needs.
Hourly wage is $9-12/hour depending on position and experience.
If you're interested, please send a resume or letter telling us why you want to work with our awesome team or stop in at either location to fill out an application. We're looking to fill these positions ASAP so we'll be scheduling interviews for next week!

-Advantage offers dental and vision insurance for full time employees.

-Full time employees receive holiday pay.

-Advantage pays for your training classes.

04/28/2021

Advantage parents,

We need your help! Currently $222 Million in funds for Idaho's childcare providers and workers is at risk in Idaho's Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee (JFAC). These critical funds are set aside for Idaho as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. (ARPA). JFAC is considering whether to accept these funds or not. Your voice in support of this substantial and vital recovery package is needed today. If JFAC does not approve the acceptance of this funding package, funds for childcare centers, wage enhancements for childcare workers and support for services which provide early childhood services will not come to Idaho. This industry and its workers and eventually Idaho's workforce will lose two hundred and twenty-two million dollars in immediate financial support. Ponder that number and all it means for a second.
You well know that for more than a year, our local childcare providers have been on the frontline of the battle to ensure that working families have this vital service. They have done everything possible to provide services in the most healthy and safe manner possible. Their services have allowed other essential workers to do their jobs. Childcare has been here for Idaho and Idaho's working families. Please ask your JFAC member to ensure that Idaho is here for childcare.
The funds are specifically for the childcare industry in Idaho. They must be invested over the coming three years. Let's not let them go elsewhere.

Below is a sample message you can email or leave as a phone message for your JFAC Member] Or create a message of your own.

Subject Line: Childcare is vital to Idaho's Recovery
Dear {insert JFAC Member Name}
My name is {your name}, I am a resident of {city or legislative district}. As a member of Idaho's JFAC, I am asking you to support the $222M in childcare support funding designated for Idaho as part of the American Rescue Act Plan.
{tell your story here - why this funding is important to you}
These funds are critical to Idaho. Childcare was on the front lines during the crisis. Please ensure they continue to receive the support they need to serve Idaho's children and working families.
Sincerely,
{name and email or telephone number}
Treasure Valley JFAC Members:
Rep. Rick Youngblood Co-Chair, Nampa [email protected]

Sen. Jeff Agenbroad, Nampa [email protected]

Sen. C. Scott Grow, Eagle [email protected]

Rep. Scott Syme, Caldwell [email protected]

Rep. Matthew Bundy, Mountain Home [email protected]

Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking, Boise [email protected]

Rep. Brooke Green, Boise [email protected]

Rep. Colin Nash, Boise
[email protected]

Join me in taking action today, and please share this post!

Sarah Gerlach, Executive Director
Advantage Early Learning Centers
[email protected]

04/20/2021

Now hiring at both our Meridian and Boise locations! We're looking to fill multiple full time and part time positions.
We’re seeking long term, flexible, dedicated, outgoing, and patient individuals with a desire to teach and nurture young children. Working in child care calls for a strong team and we pride ourselves on having some of the best employees/teachers in the Treasure Valley that love caring for children in a play based environment.
Must be consistently available to work M-F, and closing staff must be able to work until 6:30pm. We love students but are unable to accommodate less than 5 days a week or varying schedules at this time, so please apply only if you meet our scheduling needs.
Hourly wage is $9-12/hour depending on position and experience.
If you're interested, please send a resume or letter telling us why you want to work with our awesome team or stop in at either location to fill out an application. We're looking to fill these positions ASAP so we'll be scheduling interviews for next week!

-Advantage offers dental and vision insurance for full time employees.

-Full time employees receive holiday pay.

-Advantage pays for your training classes.

02/23/2021

Now hiring at both our Meridian and Boise locations! We're looking to fill multiple full time and part time positions.
We’re seeking long term, flexible, dedicated, outgoing, and patient individuals with a desire to teach and nurture young children. Working in child care calls for a strong team and we pride ourselves on having some of the best employees/teachers in the Treasure Valley that love caring for children in a play based environment.
Must be consistently available to work M-F, and closing staff must be able to work until 6:30pm. We love students but are unable to accommodate less than 5 days a week or varying schedules at this time, so please apply only if you meet our scheduling needs.
Hourly wage is $9-12/hour depending on position and experience.
If you're interested, please send a resume or letter telling us why you want to work with our awesome team or stop in at either location to fill out an application. We're looking to fill these positions ASAP so we'll be scheduling interviews for next week!

-Advantage offers dental and vision insurance for full time employees.

-Full time employees receive holiday pay.

-Advantage pays for your training classes.

02/18/2021

Watch for weather updates and check our page for weather related closure. Hoping the snow skips us again!

02/15/2021

Monday, February 15th update: We are open as normal today! Please drive safe and give yourself plenty of time when traveling.

Photos from Advantage Early Learning Centers's post 02/14/2021

Looks like we're gonna see MORE snow!

For weather related closures, we do as the local school districts do. Because there is no school tomorrow in observance of President's Day, we'll base our decision on road reports, ISP reports, and the most current weather alerts and advisories. We will always err on the side of safety for our families and staff, so please have a plan in case of weather related closure tomorrow. We'll have a decision by 6 am.

Meanwhile, we'll be crossing our fingers and hoping for very little snow! Stay warm and cozy! ❄️

01/22/2021

Now hiring at both our Meridian and Boise locations! We're looking to fill multiple full time and part time positions.
We’re seeking long term, flexible, dedicated, outgoing, and patient individuals with a desire to teach and nurture young children. Working in child care calls for a strong team and we pride ourselves on having some of the best employees/teachers in the Treasure Valley that love caring for children in a play based environment.
Must be consistently available to work M-F, and closing staff must be able to work until 6:30pm. We love students but are unable to accommodate less than 5 days a week or varying schedules at this time, so please apply only if you meet our scheduling needs.
Hourly wage is $9-12/hour depending on position and experience.
If you're interested, please send a resume or letter telling us why you want to work with our awesome team or stop in at either location to fill out an application. We're looking to fill these positions ASAP so we'll be scheduling interviews for next week!

-Advantage offers dental and vision insurance for full time employees.

-Full time employees receive holiday pay

-Advantage pays for your training classes

11/28/2020

Drop off your letters to Santa at Meridian City Hall by December 17, and you'll get a reply by Christmas!

Santa's Mailbox is now in position outside Meridian City Hall along Broadway Avenue. Children who place a letter to Santa inside with a legible return address will receive a reply in the mail from Santa. (Please make sure our elves can clearly read your child's name and return address!) Letters must be received by December 17th in order to receive a reply! Presented by Meridian Parks and Recreation

10/23/2020

Tasty

🤣😂

Me trying to cook during quarantine.

Thank you to Chef Kobe and his mother, Ashley:
tiktok.com/@kobeeats
instagram.com/@kobe_yn

09/02/2020

Meridian School Age Families:

Please call today (208-391-2200) or talk to an office staff member at afternoon pick up to confirm what your child's schedule/school year needs will be.

07/15/2020

Parents, if you haven’t noticed yet we have placed social distancing markers in the lobby area; please observe social distancing while dropping/picking your children up. If there is not room in the lobby to safely social distance please remain outside until space becomes available. We encourage everyone to wear masks for the short period of time you are near/in the facility.

Thank you!

06/30/2020

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A must-see tutorial! 😂

This 4-year-old filmed a makeup tutorial – and the hilarious result has gone viral 😂

06/30/2020

Advantage families,

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Ada County we need to be prepared for what will happen upon exposure to the virus. If someone who's been in the center including staff, parent, or child, is diagnosed with COVID-19 we will be forced to close from 2-5 days for cleaning and sanitizing per CDHD and Health and Welfare requirements. All potentially exposed staff and families will be notified and we will follow any guidance we receive from CDHD and Health and Welfare at that time. Guidance is limited and somewhat vague as of now, but we do know we're required to contact CDHD upon notification of exposure. They will advise on a case by case basis.
Please remember to inform us if you or another household member has been exposed and continue to monitor health for symptoms.

Stay safe & healthy!

06/25/2020

Reminder:
We will be closed Friday, July 3rd in honor of Independence Day. Please have a safe and wonderful long weekend.

05/19/2020

Advantage Families,

We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. We are missing all of our families. Now that phase 2 has started we’ve seen some families return and couldn’t be more excited. Please remember to call the center roughly 1 week prior to returning so we can staff accordingly.
One final reminder that we are closed next Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day.

05/01/2020

Advantage Families,

Next week is scheduled to be Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4th-8th). However, with limited staff and children at this time we have decided to postpone teacher appreciation week. Advantage will celebrate teacher appreciation later this year, tentatively planned for a week in July or August. We will be make sure to give all our families plenty of notice prior to celebrating our awesome teachers! Thank you for your continued support for our teachers and students during this unprecedented time.

04/30/2020

Good Afternoon Families,

After the Governor's press conference today announcing the Stage 1 opening, we understand some of our families may be returning to work. If that is the case we kindly ask that you call ahead of time if you will need child care. Since the stay at home order began we have implemented new policies and procedures. We will continue to follow these until further notice, and ask that all families will follow them as well. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact the office.

Thank you!

04/22/2020

We miss our families! We hope you are all safe and well and we are so excited to be back together sooner rather than later! How are our AELC families surviving quarantine?

03/30/2020

Parents,

From tomorrow on, we ask that all drop offs and pick ups happen at the front door. We ask that parents no longer enter the building past the front area. A staff member will assist your child with handwashing/sanitizing and escort them back to their classroom. At pick up, a staff member will bring your child to you. Thanks, and stay healthy!

03/24/2020

Advantage parents,

No child care center changes were announced in the Governor's address today. We're continuing our extra precautions including wellness checks, asking for any updates like travel or potential exposure, more frequent cleaning and sanitizing, and social distancing to the best of our ability.

As a reminder, our illness policy is up to our discretion for now and we may require exclusion or Dr's clearance for illness symptoms. Please let us know if anyone in the household is ill.

The Idaho Board of Education has closed public schools until April 20, and Meridian and Boise parks are closed until further notice.

We'll continue to keep you posted with any relevant changes or info! Thanks!

Videos (show all)

So pretty!
Some Breakfast Club fun in the baby room today. The fist pump was completely coincidental but with impeccable timing.
Advantage commercial.. It wouldn't upload so I had to take a video of the video :-)

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Category

Products

Infant care
Preschool
Child care
Before and after school care
Break/summer school age camp

Telephone

Address


9045 W Irving St
Boise, ID
83704

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm

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