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

[06/18/21]   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.

[04/28/21]   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]

[04/20/21]   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.

[02/23/21]   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!

[02/15/21]   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! ❄️

[01/22/21]   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 #ChristmasInMeridian #BestChristmasEver

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

[09/02/20]   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.

[07/15/20]   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!

07/10/2020

Your Ugly Sister

Who doesn't love a baby in a wig? 😂

Show me a cuter video. I’ll wait.
(📸: Twitter/@sailorokoye)

06/30/2020

KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh

A must-see tutorial! 😂

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

[06/30/20]   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!

[06/25/20]   Reminder:
We will be closed Friday, July 3rd in honor of Independence Day. Please have a safe and wonderful long weekend.

[05/19/20]   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.

[05/01/20]   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.

[04/30/20]   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!

[04/22/20]   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?

[03/30/20]   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 es**rt them back to their classroom. At pick up, a staff member will bring your child to you. Thanks, and stay healthy!

[03/24/20]   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!

[03/23/20]   Advantage parents,

We hope to have more of an update tomorrow after Gov Little's press conference but for now there are not many changes to what we sent out last week.

We do want to clarify if anyone in the household is in self-quarantine, children must also be out until the 14 days have passed.

West Ada schools are now out until April 6, and Boise hasn't updated to our knowledge.

Keep practicing that social distancing and handwashing!

Thanks, and watch for updates tomorrow!

idahonews.com 03/22/2020

Health officials ask recent visitors to Blaine county to shelter in place

Been to Blaine County, Idaho in the past 2 weeks? You need the shelter in place for the next 2 weeks.

idahonews.com BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) – Central District Health is asking anyone who traveled to Blaine County in the past two weeks to shelter in place amid the coronavirus outbreak. The request comes after three Ada County residents and one Valley County resident tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling a...

03/18/2020

Kelly Rose Sarno

Germs vs Soap
Try this with your littles!

In case you need to teach your little why washing hands stops the spread of germs 🦠 🧼 🖐🏻

cnn.com 03/17/2020

What I'm telling my kids about Covid-19

cnn.com Kate Bolduan writes that, as parents, we could all use a little help explaining things to our children in this unprecedented moment during the coronavirus pandemic.

cdc.gov 03/16/2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

While waiting on specific guidance re: COVID-19 from Central District Health and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, we’ve made the following temporary policy and procedure updates effective March 16, 2020:

Only parents, enrolled children, and scheduled staff may enter the building and must be in good health. Parents, staff, and children must wash hands or apply hand sanitizer upon arrival. We will need parents to assist their child with hand washing before leaving them in our care.

Tours are suspended until further notice and vendors will be asked to leave deliveries at the door.

Staff will do child wellness checks and get updates from parents re: travel, potential exposure to COVID-19, and observed symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness in child or family members. Anyone with one or more of the following criteria will be denied entry:

-A temperature of 100.4°F or above;
-Signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and low-grade fever;
-In the previous 14 days has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19; is under investigation for COVID-19; or is ill with a respiratory illness; or
-In the previous 14 days has traveled internationally to countries with widespread, sustained community transmission.
-If child or household member has a fever the child will be excluded for at least 48 hrs after they or the household member is fever free without the use of medication.

For updated information on affected countries, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/travelers/index.html

We’re following all updated CDHD recommended cleaning and hygiene practices and using stronger sanitizing solution as suggested during any community illness outbreak. Family style meals will be put on pause and each child will be served food and drinks by staff.
Please bring a water bottle as drinking fountains will be turned off for now.
This is a quickly changing situation and we will continue to closely monitor and communicate any new information and requirements. We know how important our role is in helping the community through this and we’re committed to doing everything we can to continue providing quality care. We’re happy to try to answer any questions you may have and welcome your feedback.

cdc.gov Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

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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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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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