Giraffe Laugh

Giraffe Laugh provides early childhood education and nurturing by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh is a local non-profit organization that provides early childhood education and nurturing to over 200 Treasure Valley children daily by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures. Currently, we have four child care centers in the Boise area serving children from 6 weeks old to third grade. Although we are serving hundreds of kids and their families ever

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 07/07/2021

Have you had time to check out our newest website updates yet? If not, head over to www.giraffelaugh.org and check it out today! We are beyond excited about how it turned out and cannot thank Tom Brown with Mad Hatter Techs enough.

Have you had time to check out our newest website updates yet? If not, head over to www.giraffelaugh.org and check it out today! We are beyond excited about how it turned out and cannot thank Tom Brown with Mad Hatter Techs enough.

Timeline Photos 07/06/2021

We are currently enrolling for our Preschool in Garden City. This program aims to develop high-quality, affordable preschool opportunities for Idaho families, ensuring young children are prepared to enter kindergarten.
The program runs Monday - Friday, 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM at the Moseley Center Boys & Girls Club in Garden City. Children living in Garden City will be given priority, but children from all areas are encouraged to apply! Contact Annie Fascilla at [email protected] or 208-392-8694 for more information or to register today!

We are currently enrolling for our Preschool in Garden City. This program aims to develop high-quality, affordable preschool opportunities for Idaho families, ensuring young children are prepared to enter kindergarten.
The program runs Monday - Friday, 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM at the Moseley Center Boys & Girls Club in Garden City. Children living in Garden City will be given priority, but children from all areas are encouraged to apply! Contact Annie Fascilla at [email protected] or 208-392-8694 for more information or to register today!

Timeline Photos 07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July to all our Giraffe Laugh family and friends! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday. β€οΈπŸ’™

We cannot wait to hear all about your holiday weekend on Tuesday, July 6th.

Happy 4th of July to all our Giraffe Laugh family and friends! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday. β€οΈπŸ’™

We cannot wait to hear all about your holiday weekend on Tuesday, July 6th.

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 07/02/2021

We have some great artists at our Summer Program! This week they had a special guest, Dawn Stone with Emerald Flamingo Studio , stop in and instruct them through a castle painting! Thank you, Dawn, for inspiring creativity in our kiddos! 🎨

Timeline Photos 07/01/2021

We're hiring!

Do you know someone that is passionate about early childhood education and care? If you do, send them over to our website. We would love to add them to our Giraffe Laugh family.

https://www.giraffelaugh.org/careers/

We're hiring!

Do you know someone that is passionate about early childhood education and care? If you do, send them over to our website. We would love to add them to our Giraffe Laugh family.

https://www.giraffelaugh.org/careers/

Timeline Photos 07/01/2021

Happy July 1st!πŸ’™ As we head into the holiday weekend, we wanted to remind everyone that all Giraffe Laugh centers and our Admin Office will be closed on July 5th in honor of the 4th of July. We hope you all have a wonderful long weekend.

Happy July 1st!πŸ’™ As we head into the holiday weekend, we wanted to remind everyone that all Giraffe Laugh centers and our Admin Office will be closed on July 5th in honor of the 4th of July. We hope you all have a wonderful long weekend.

Timeline Photos 06/30/2021

Giraffe Laugh is hosting a shelf-stable protein and canned food drive to fill our food pantries. We will be taking donations at our Admin Office, 4094 W. Chinden Blvd. Suite 100 Garden City ID 83714, throughout the summer. Thank you for helping us keep our bellies full and families happy.

Here are some key items we are looking for:
Peanut Butter
Canned Tuna
Canned Chicken
Jelly
Bread
Canned Chili
Easy Mac
Canned Beans
Pasta noodles
Pasta sauce
Granola Bars
Rice A Roni/Pasta Roni
Go Go Squeeze Applesauce

Giraffe Laugh is hosting a shelf-stable protein and canned food drive to fill our food pantries. We will be taking donations at our Admin Office, 4094 W. Chinden Blvd. Suite 100 Garden City ID 83714, throughout the summer. Thank you for helping us keep our bellies full and families happy.

Here are some key items we are looking for:
Peanut Butter
Canned Tuna
Canned Chicken
Jelly
Bread
Canned Chili
Easy Mac
Canned Beans
Pasta noodles
Pasta sauce
Granola Bars
Rice A Roni/Pasta Roni
Go Go Squeeze Applesauce

Cooling shelters across Boise and the Treasure Valley 06/29/2021

Cooling shelters across Boise and the Treasure Valley

With temperatures rising and heat advisories popping up over much of the northwest, there have been several cooling shelters opening up in the Treasure Valley. Visit the link below to learn more about where you can find one.

https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/cooling-shelters-across-boise-treasure-valley-homeless/277-44e74871-cba0-4a90-b706-078b6ff2b2af?fbclid=IwAR2rQNKsgOU46lv5su4YdkLAtfBMDhu9T6aN2JvZD7uBVdiS4TjofKG6Z1g

Cooling shelters across Boise and the Treasure Valley With an excessive heat advisory in effect for much of the Treasure Valley, here's where people can cool off at during the heatwave.

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 06/29/2021

Our Summer Program kiddos participated in Amazing Race Week last week. Some of their tasks were to find items that they could use to build a fire, make it through a bounce house obstacle course, and eat some crazy food. πŸ€ͺ It looks like they had some fun!

Timeline Photos 06/28/2021

We are so thankful for the wonderful organizations that make it their life mission to improve the lives of local people in need. United Way has been a major contributor to Giraffe Laugh and constantly stands by our side as we continue to build strong futures for families in the Treasure Valley. We are grateful for their contribution to our 2021-2022 Scholarship, School Age, and Preschool Programs. Thank you, United Way of Treasure Valley!

We are so thankful for the wonderful organizations that make it their life mission to improve the lives of local people in need. United Way has been a major contributor to Giraffe Laugh and constantly stands by our side as we continue to build strong futures for families in the Treasure Valley. We are grateful for their contribution to our 2021-2022 Scholarship, School Age, and Preschool Programs. Thank you, United Way of Treasure Valley!

Timeline Photos 06/25/2021

With the weather heating up this weekend and into next week, we wanted to share some tips on how to keep your kiddos protected from the sun.

- Be sure to apply sunscreen generously 15 - 30 minutes before you plan to head outside. This gives the sunscreen ample time to absorb into the skin.
- Don't forget to protect those sensitive parts of your child's face such as the ears, nose, lips, neck, and scalp.
- According to healthychildren.org, The sun is the strongest between 10 AM and 4 PM - during this time, try to limit your time outside or plan to apply sunscreen more often.
- If you have a child younger than six months, it's recommended that you dress them in sun protective clothing and limit their exposure to direct sunlight. Sunscreen can be applied in small amounts to areas of the body that cannot be protected by clothing or shade.

Happy summer! πŸŒžπŸ’›

With the weather heating up this weekend and into next week, we wanted to share some tips on how to keep your kiddos protected from the sun.

- Be sure to apply sunscreen generously 15 - 30 minutes before you plan to head outside. This gives the sunscreen ample time to absorb into the skin.
- Don't forget to protect those sensitive parts of your child's face such as the ears, nose, lips, neck, and scalp.
- According to healthychildren.org, The sun is the strongest between 10 AM and 4 PM - during this time, try to limit your time outside or plan to apply sunscreen more often.
- If you have a child younger than six months, it's recommended that you dress them in sun protective clothing and limit their exposure to direct sunlight. Sunscreen can be applied in small amounts to areas of the body that cannot be protected by clothing or shade.

Happy summer! πŸŒžπŸ’›

Timeline Photos 06/24/2021

Our Giraffe Laugh Preschool in Garden City is enrolling for the 2021-22 school year. This is an affordable preschool program for children in Garden City ages 3.5 - 5. The program runs from 8:45 to 1:00 Monday - Friday, and follows the Boise School District calendar. If you have a child you would like to enroll in this program, please contact Annie Fascilla at [email protected] or 208-392-8694.

Our Giraffe Laugh Preschool in Garden City is enrolling for the 2021-22 school year. This is an affordable preschool program for children in Garden City ages 3.5 - 5. The program runs from 8:45 to 1:00 Monday - Friday, and follows the Boise School District calendar. If you have a child you would like to enroll in this program, please contact Annie Fascilla at [email protected] or 208-392-8694.

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 06/24/2021

It's field trip day at Giraffe Laugh 4! Today our preschool class got the opportunity to take a trip to Camels Back! It looks like they had a great time hiking and playing. πŸ’›

Timeline Photos 06/23/2021

SURPRISE! We have been working on a secret project for a few months now, and we are so excited to share it with you all! Our Giraffe Laugh website received a much-needed facelift, and we are beyond excited about how it turned out! You can view our updated site by visiting https://www.giraffelaugh.org

We also would like to give a special shout-out to Tom Brown at Mad Hatter Techs. Tom has played a vital role in building this update, and we could not have done it without him.

SURPRISE! We have been working on a secret project for a few months now, and we are so excited to share it with you all! Our Giraffe Laugh website received a much-needed facelift, and we are beyond excited about how it turned out! You can view our updated site by visiting https://www.giraffelaugh.org

We also would like to give a special shout-out to Tom Brown at Mad Hatter Techs. Tom has played a vital role in building this update, and we could not have done it without him.

Timeline Photos 06/23/2021

Are you looking for a way to keep your childs creativity flowing this summer? We have got an exciting opportunity for you presented by Sparklight! Kids up to 17 are invited to create their version of the Sparklight logo! They can draw, paint, sculpt, craft, or create art any way they know how. Once they have their final product, snap and pic and upload it to Sparklight's website for a chance to win a Graphic Design Tablet! You have until July 5th to get your submissions in.

Visit the website below to learn more and submit your artwork, today.
https://www.sparklight.com/Contest?m_i=FCwu9YnbCkO1Imf%2Bys8UBM4rfJIimxietBWYrazDdbHTPKtmnlsiZ8r63JVCvQImmFVblCsfHCHF07MjWkVCJtH3oF6Oqu&M_BT=1573602751923

Are you looking for a way to keep your childs creativity flowing this summer? We have got an exciting opportunity for you presented by Sparklight! Kids up to 17 are invited to create their version of the Sparklight logo! They can draw, paint, sculpt, craft, or create art any way they know how. Once they have their final product, snap and pic and upload it to Sparklight's website for a chance to win a Graphic Design Tablet! You have until July 5th to get your submissions in.

Visit the website below to learn more and submit your artwork, today.
https://www.sparklight.com/Contest?m_i=FCwu9YnbCkO1Imf%2Bys8UBM4rfJIimxietBWYrazDdbHTPKtmnlsiZ8r63JVCvQImmFVblCsfHCHF07MjWkVCJtH3oF6Oqu&M_BT=1573602751923

Timeline Photos 06/22/2021

‼️ We've got a Little Shoes Big Dreams tour this week, and we would love to have you join us! Join us for a short 30-minute virtual tour of our mission and the work we do here at Giraffe Laugh.

You can sign up by visiting https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044eacad2ca5f85-giraffe2

If the times offered don't work for you, please reach out to Cassandra Wagner at [email protected] or 208-954-5456 to schedule one that does.

‼️ We've got a Little Shoes Big Dreams tour this week, and we would love to have you join us! Join us for a short 30-minute virtual tour of our mission and the work we do here at Giraffe Laugh.

You can sign up by visiting https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044eacad2ca5f85-giraffe2

If the times offered don't work for you, please reach out to Cassandra Wagner at [email protected] or 208-954-5456 to schedule one that does.

06/21/2021

Did you know today is World Giraffe Day? We love our furry mascot and the admirable traits they have. Like giraffes, at Giraffe Laugh, we stick our neck out for other, love and support everyone's unique talents and skills, continually seek out resources, and are loyal to our community. πŸ¦’πŸ’›

If you would like to donate Giraffe Laugh in honor of World Giraffe Day, you can do so by donating through our page or visiting https://www.giraffelaugh.org/make-a-donation/

Did you know today is World Giraffe Day? We love our furry mascot and the admirable traits they have. Like giraffes, at Giraffe Laugh, we stick our neck out for other, love and support everyone's unique talents and skills, continually seek out resources, and are loyal to our community. πŸ¦’πŸ’›

If you would like to donate Giraffe Laugh in honor of World Giraffe Day, you can do so by donating through our page or visiting https://www.giraffelaugh.org/make-a-donation/

Timeline Photos 06/19/2021

On June 19, 1865 Union General Gordon Granger brought 2,000 Union troops to Galveston Bay and announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in Texas were free by executive decree, according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Today we honor Juneteenth, a day of celebration and reflection. ❀️

On June 19, 1865 Union General Gordon Granger brought 2,000 Union troops to Galveston Bay and announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in Texas were free by executive decree, according to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Today we honor Juneteenth, a day of celebration and reflection. ❀️

06/18/2021

Are you looking for a quality, affordable preschool experience for your child? If you are, Giraffe Laugh Preschool in Garden City is enrolling, and we would love to have your family join our Giraffe Laugh family. The Giraffe Laugh Preschool in Garden City runs from 8:45 to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Scholarships are available for those who need them. Contact Annie Fascilla at [email protected] or 208-392-8694 for more information.

Are you looking for a quality, affordable preschool experience for your child? If you are, Giraffe Laugh Preschool in Garden City is enrolling, and we would love to have your family join our Giraffe Laugh family. The Giraffe Laugh Preschool in Garden City runs from 8:45 to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Scholarships are available for those who need them. Contact Annie Fascilla at [email protected] or 208-392-8694 for more information.

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 06/16/2021

This summer, the students in our Summer Program have the opportunity to tend their own garden! It looks like they are having a great time so far.πŸ₯¬πŸŒ½πŸ₯•

Little Free Library Map 06/14/2021

Little Free Library Map

Have you heard of the Little Free Libraries? Located all around the Treasure Valley, you will find hutch's filled with all kinds of books. These mini-libraries are free to use and available to people of all ages. Visit the link below to find one near you!

https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/

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Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 06/11/2021

Check out all the fun we have been having at our Summer Program these past two weeks!

Did you know, all young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer? At Giraffe Laugh, families are given an affordable opportunity for children to stay stimulated during the summertime. Our summer program includes fun field trips, educational activities, a chance to meet new friends, and to be loved by amazing teachers!

Timeline Photos 06/10/2021

Giraffe Laugh is hosting a shelf-stable protein and canned food drive to fill our food pantries. We will be taking donations at our Admin Office, 4094 W. Chinden Blvd. Suite 100 Garden City ID 83714, throughout the summer. Thank you for helping us keep our bellies full and families happy.

Giraffe Laugh is hosting a shelf-stable protein and canned food drive to fill our food pantries. We will be taking donations at our Admin Office, 4094 W. Chinden Blvd. Suite 100 Garden City ID 83714, throughout the summer. Thank you for helping us keep our bellies full and families happy.

Literacy Tip of the Day by Lori Fascilla of Giraffe Laugh! 06/10/2021

Literacy Tip of the Day by Lori Fascilla of Giraffe Laugh!

Early reading skills are one of the most important predictors of lifelong success. Join our Executive Director, Lori Fascilla, for her literacy tip of the day!

Enjoy literacy tips and expert advice on early learning all June and July on CBS 2 and on local radio stations! Listen to literacy tips on The River (94.9), The X Rocks (100.3), KHITS (107.1), and Jack Boise (105.1, formerly J105).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzZICtekrRg&list=PL2aSon3Pc2EHTfwuRhq1QNDSNUw-GmH7a&index=5

Literacy Tip of the Day by Lori Fascilla of Giraffe Laugh! United Way of Treasure Valley fights for the health, education, and financial independence of every person in our community. During our Covid Recovery Projec...

Our Story

Giraffe Laugh is a local non-profit organization that provides early childhood education and nurturing to over 200 Treasure Valley children daily by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures. Currently, we have four child care centers in the Boise area serving children from 6 weeks old to third grade. Although we are serving hundreds of kids and their families every day, we have over 550 kids on our waiting list. Our vision is that someday every child in the Treasure Valley has access to quality early childhood education, so they are eager and prepared for Kindergarten, giving them a brighter future.

Giraffe Laugh Centers
1. 901 Resseguie St., Boise, ID 83702. Open from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm year round
2. 1191 Grand Ave., Boise, ID 83702. Open from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm year round
3. 1617 N. 24th St., Boise, ID 83702. Open from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm August - June
4. 3641 N. Market Ln., Boise, ID 83713. Open from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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4094 W Chinden Blvd. Suite 100
Boise, ID
83714

General information

We provide scholarships for tuition to families in need and accept people of all incomes and abilities. Fees are determined on a sliding scale and parental support is key to enriching the lives of children and their families. Food Pantries are provided as well as three meals a day to tackle issues of hunger and nutrition. Extra curricular activities are vital to the growth and broadening of experiences for young children therefore we provide swim lessons, gymnastics, field sports, field tirps and more to enrich the already robust program. Volunteerism is key to our success and we ask parents to volunteer 20 hours per year. We have a very active volunteer base that support our activities.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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