River Academy

The River Academy Preschool & Learning Center offers the finest Pre-K education available in state of the art facilities with two locations in Boise, Idaho.

The River Academy and Learning Center, is being built in response to the need in our community to provide high quality, affordable Early Childhood Education. We want to ensure the best possible education for your children, while maintaining an environment of stability, safety, nurturance, and fun. These are essential to meet the educational, physical, and emotional needs of children and their fami

Operating as usual

08/04/2021

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day 🍪

Ideas for Summer Fun 07/30/2021

Ideas for Summer Fun

It's been one heck of a hot summer and we've all been cooped up in the AC a bit too long. With a little creativity, there's plenty of outside activities to be had without frying your bacon! We found some super fun ideas from educators and parents around the web to share with you and your kiddos.

Ideas for Summer Fun It's been one heck of a hot summer and we've all been cooped up in the AC a bit too long. With a little creativity, there's plenty of outside activities to be had without frying your bacon! We found some super fun ideas from educators and parents around the web to share with you and your kiddos.

07/16/2021

Our books from the book fair came in today and our kids and teachers were so excited!! Thank you everyone who helped us raise money for all of these 📚 We can’t wait to start reading them ❤️

07/04/2021

Happy Fourth of July 🇺🇸 We wish you a joyful and safe celebration today 🎇

Happy Fourth of July 🇺🇸 We wish you a joyful and safe celebration today 🎇

River Academy updated their phone number. 07/02/2021

River Academy updated their phone number.

River Academy updated their phone number.

06/01/2021

Happy Memorial Day 🇺🇸

Happy Memorial Day 🇺🇸

Preschool's Long Term Impacts 05/26/2021

Preschool's Long Term Impacts

Care providers and teachers will be the first to tell you how important early education is for young children. It shapes the rest of their lives. And a newly released study from the National Bureau Of Economic Research is highlighting those long term impacts.

Preschool's Long Term Impacts Care providers and teachers will be the first to tell you how important early education is for young children. It shapes the rest of their lives. And a newly released study from the National Bureau Of Economic Research is highlighting those long term impacts.

05/07/2021

Thank you SO much to our River Academy families for showing us so much appreciation this week!! Our hearts are so full ❤️

Thank you SO much to our River Academy families for showing us so much appreciation this week!! Our hearts are so full ❤️

Photos from River Academy's post 03/17/2021

The leprechaun visited River Academy last night and he left us quite a mess, he made up with it by leaving a piece of his rainbow for everyone to share 🌈 Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🍀

03/04/2021
Brains are “Prewired” for Language 01/21/2021

Brains are “Prewired” for Language

We’ve long known the importance of early education for youngsters, but a new study out of Ohio State University has found even newborns can recognize the building blocks of language.

Brains are “Prewired” for Language We’ve long known the importance of early education for youngsters, but a new study out of Ohio State University has found even newborns can recognize the building blocks of language.

12/25/2020

Merry Christmas to all of our River Families❤️ we are thankful for you all everyday!

12/04/2020

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riveracademy.com 12/04/2020

‘Tis the Season for Something New!

As COVID-19 continues to spread, families are unable to participate in their usual celebrations. It’s important to explain to kids that just because the holidays will be different, doesn’t mean they’ll be bad.

riveracademy.com As COVID-19 continues to spread, families are unable to participate in their usual celebrations. It’s important to explain to kids that just because the holidays will be different, doesn’t mean they’ll be bad.

10/31/2020

Halloween at River Academy was a success! We hope you all have an amazing Halloween weekend 🎃👻

riveracademy.com 10/30/2020

Stay Spooky and Safe!

The COVID-19 pandemic has many families considering not trick-or-treating at all. But that doesn’t mean you and the little ones can’t have a fun time - there’s tons of low risk, spooky alternatives!

riveracademy.com The COVID-19 pandemic has many families considering not trick-or-treating at all. But that doesn’t mean you and the little ones can’t have a fun time - there’s tons of low risk, spooky alternatives!

riveracademy.com 10/01/2020

Fall Fun at River Academy!

The Autumn season offers so many opportunities for crafts, field trips, and fun activities. At River Academy, we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to bring joy and education into your children's lives. Our friendly and professional teachers strive to create an environment where kids can learn safely while having tons of fun! Schedule a tour today to see if River Academy is a great fit for your child.

riveracademy.com The Autumn season offers so many opportunities for crafts, field trips, and fun activities. At River Academy, we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to bring joy and education into your children's lives. Our friendly and professional teachers strive to create an environment where kids can learn ...

[09/25/20]   Do you like having nights, weekends and major holidays off? We have immediate full time and part time positions at our preschools for you!

Applicants must meet or be willing to meet the following requirements:
~ Boise City License
~ Cpr/First Aid certified
~ Enroll in and actively take part in Idaho Stars classes ( this comes with yearly incentives $$)

Come join us while we shape the minds of the future!

We have 2 locations in Boise:

River Academy preschool and learning center
7655 n Jennie Lane
Boise, ID 83714

Pay depends on experience

[09/24/20]   We are seeking highly motivated and energetic individuals to become a part of our team! Must LOVE kids! Hiring for multiple classrooms and ages. This position is full-time, schedule will vary depending on classroom. We are looking for teachers who are calm, loving, dependable and want to have FUN with the kiddos while teaching them! Must be able to multi-task, stay calm in stressful situations, be comfortable with changing diapers, daily cleaning tasks, communicating with parents, and implementing curriculum. CPR/First Aid and Boise City License is a plus! We will work with you to get these upon hire if you do not already have them. Come join our amazing team of teachers! :) $10-$12 an hour

08/13/2020

It’s community helpers week at River academy and today we had a surprise visit from our local firefighters 🔥

ktvb.com 08/06/2020

Finding child care while students start school year online

ktvb.com Some parents are still trying to figure out what to do about child care now that many school districts are starting online.

riveracademy.com 08/05/2020

Your Back to School Alternative

School districts are releasing their plans for the fall semester, and many parents are finding themselves in tough positions. We've come up with a solution!

riveracademy.com School districts are releasing their plans for the fall semester, and many parents are finding themselves in tough positions. We've come up with a solution!

riveracademy.com 07/20/2020

New Information on Children and Coronavirus

Over the weekend we got some good news. In a new study of nearly 65,000 people, children under the age of 10 were shown to be much less likely to transfer Coronavirus than adults or older children. While the risk is not completely gone, this is reassuring news for parents with young kids.

riveracademy.com Over the weekend we got some good news. In a new study of nearly 65,000 people, children under the age of 10 were shown to be much less likely to transfer Coronavirus than adults or older children. While the risk is not completely gone, this is reassuring news for parents with young kids.

07/18/2020

❤️Come make friends at River Academy❤️
Call 208-789-4342 to schedule a tour
Or email us at [email protected]

riveracademy.com 06/22/2020

Summer Activities for Development

As the summer warms up, many parents are taking advantage of the beautiful weather! Playing outside provides amazing developmental benefits for children. From developing motor skills and hand eye coordination, to learning about new textures and colors - outside activities combine learning and adventure!

riveracademy.com As the summer warms up, many parents are taking advantage of the beautiful weather! Playing outside provides amazing developmental benefits for children. From developing motor skills and hand eye coordination, to learning about new textures and colors - outside activities combine learning and advent...

riveracademy.com 05/20/2020

Seats Now Available!

We’re thrilled to announce we have openings at both our locations: Jenny Lane and Pierce Park! These seats won’t last long, enroll today! We were founded with a simple mission in mind: to provide the children of Boise with a clean, attentive, and fun learning experience to get them ready for elementary school. We’ve since expanded our services to offer infant care, before and after school programs, and summer programs! Each program is tailored to the child’s age with interactive activities to help them grow, develop, and have fun!

riveracademy.com We’re thrilled to announce we have openings at both our locations: Jenny Lane and Pierce Park! These seats won’t last long, enroll today! We were founded with a simple mission in mind: to provide the children of Boise with a clean, attentive, and fun learning experience to get them ready for ele...

05/19/2020

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05/08/2020

Teacher appreciation week

Thank you Hunter and his family🥰 Happy teacher appreciation week to all the amazing teachers!

riveracademy.com 04/29/2020

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus

Talking about the significance of COVID-19, the response, and the reasons behind it will help your child better understand the changes happening around them. It’s also a great way to empower them by showing them how to stay healthy, and maybe even take part in helping their community.

Read more below!

https://www.riveracademy.com/talking-to-kids-about-covid-19

riveracademy.com Talking about the significance of COVID-19, the response, and the reasons behind it will help your child better understand the changes happening around them

riveracademy.com 04/28/2020

Coronavirus Update

As always, the safety and well being of the children in our care is our priority. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding our response please reach out!

https://www.riveracademy.com/coronavirus-update

riveracademy.com As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to sweep the nation we know reliable childcare is more important than ever. We’ve been closely monitoring the spread of the disease, and have decided to stay open for as long as possible to support our community’s healthcare and emergency services workers.

riveracademy.com 04/27/2020

The Benefits of Preschool

Some may think preschool is unnecessary or “too early to matter”, but it isn’t! Children who attend preschool do better in kindergarten compared to those who stayed home. Read more below!

https://www.riveracademy.com/the-benefits-of-preschool

riveracademy.com Preschool helps children grow both academically and socially while preparing them for a structured school environment. By having the “fun” preschool step children are able to ease into kindergarten more easily.

04/22/2020

River Academy is open and enrolling 😍
Call us today for availability
208-789-4342

04/22/2020

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[03/16/20]   River Academy Families:

We hope you are all hanging in there throughout this crazy weekend. ❤

River Academy will be OPEN tomorrow, March 16th! Our main concern is keeping children and staff healthy while remaining open.

We sent out an email tonight regarding the Coronavirus with an update and new procedures we will be implementing. I have copied the email into this post just in case we missed anyone. River Academy is staying in the loop with news updates and having management meetings often. We will make sure to keep our parents updated with any new information as we get it!

The email reads:

Hello again!

Just wanted to give everyone an update.

River Academy WILL be open tomorrow, March 16. Our goal is to stay open while we can and we will update everyone often with any changes. If your child will be out at anytime this week, please mark them absent in Tadpoles or notify us via email or phone by 10am.

We are implementing a few new procedures to limit traffic/germs in the building.

-PLEASE do not bring your child if they are experiencing a new, continuous cough or a cough accompanied with a fever. (This goes for fevers without coughs as well) We are considering fevers to be 100 degrees and above at this time. Please keep your children home for at least 24 hours after being fever free with no help of fever reducing medicine. We may change this to 48 hours in the near future.

-PLEASE do not bring your child to River Academy if ANYONE in the household is experiencing symptoms of illness. We really need your help protecting children and teachers by preventing the spread as much as possible!

-We will have extra staff in the lobby helping with drop off and pick up. Please enter the building and wash your child's hands for at least 20 seconds in the bathrooms to the right of the lobby. Once your child's hands are clean, we will have a teacher take their temperature and es**rt them to their classroom.
In the afternoon, we will have a walkie talkie system to notify teachers of when parents arrive so they can bring children to the lobby.

- Please do not use check-in computer and limit what you touch in the lobby. We will check children in using the Tadpoles system so we aren't all touching the check-in computer. We will be doing frequent child attendance counts to make sure everyone is checked in. Safety is always number one priority!

-Please bring in a water bottle for your child if he/she does not already have one. Bringing in an extra wouldn't hurt! We will be shutting off all water fountains in the building for now.

-If you didn't take your child's belongings home to wash on Friday, please do so tomorrow. (Naptime items, jackets, etc.)

We have implemented a LOT of extra cleaning/disinfecting. We will do our best to keep germs away! Thank you all for your help implementing these new procedures. We are all in this together and we will get through this tough time!
River Academy is doing all we can to stay positive and provide top quality care to the children.

As always, please reach out with any questions you might have. We will be updating parents often of any changes.
See you tomorrow!

Best Wishes,
River Academy Management Team

riveracademy.com 12/23/2019

Merry Christmas from River Academy!

At River Academy, tis the season for love and laughter!

It’s the perfect time of year to encourage our students to spread joy and give thanks with holiday themed activities. Our kids have been crafting fun and creative presents to take home, and taking part in holiday themed events!

riveracademy.com At River Academy, tis the season for love and laughter! It’s the perfect time of year to encourage our students to spread joy and give thanks with holiday themed activities. Our kids have been crafting fun and creative presents to take home, and taking part in holiday themed events!

Our Story

The River Academy and Learning Center was built in response to the need in our community to provide high quality, affordable Early Childhood Education. We want to ensure the best possible education for your children, while maintaining an environment of stability, safety, nurturance, and fun. These are essential to meet the educational, physical, and emotional needs of children and their families. Early childhood is an enormously important time of learning and development. We believe every child deserves a quality education and proper care. Providing parents with a sense of safety and comfort, while leaving their children in our care, is extremely important to us.

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