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

05/09/2022

URGENT NEED! 🎒
Our Preschool Graduation is coming up, and we are looking for help filling backpacks. These backpacks will be gifted to all our graduates as they prepare for their kindergarten adventures. We are looking for school supplies, children books, coloring books, Playdoh, and backpacks.
If you would like to help us fill backpacks to ensure our graduates are more than ready for kindergarten, visit the link below and sign up for any items you would like to provide.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094eaea92a1-giraffe9

05/08/2022

Happy Mothers Day to ALL mothers. We hope every mother, every guardian, every grandmother, and every father playing both roles had an amazing Mother’s Day. Take some time for yourself today and know you do something amazing everyday. Thank you Mother’s everywhere.❤️

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 05/07/2022

It's a special day in our Giraffe Laugh family. 🧡💙 We have FIVE Teachers and Site Directors graduating from Boise State University today! Laura, Beverly, Bailey, Valena, and Brenna (not pictured), we are so incredibly proud of you. Your dedication to your education while educating our youngest learners is inspiring. We are so thankful to have you on our team and in our lives, and we're looking forward to cheering you on as you take on new adventures. Congratulations, and go Broncos!

"Behind you, all your memories. Before you, all dreams. Around you, all who love you. Within you, all you need."

05/06/2022

On the final day of Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to thank all of our amazing early childhood educators who go above and beyond to make their classrooms a warm and loving place to play and learn. 🧡 We see your passion for your work every day and are grateful to have you on our team.

If you would like to write a note to a Giraffe Laugh teacher about the impact they've made on you or your child, you can do so by visiting the link below.

https://forms.gle/obGwMPeGeV6RZwNA6

05/06/2022

Wow, what a wonderful week we had. ❤️ Thank you to each and every one of you who donated to our campaign this week. Because of you, the funds raised will go directly to our loving early childhood educators, so they have all the best resources to help our little ones thrive.

And, thank you to Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children for bringing this fun Photo Booth to the BFF Block Party at the Lusk District last night.

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 05/06/2022

Yesterday we spent the day educating our little ones on Cinco De Mayo.

Did you know, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. Instead, it commemorates the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Cinco De Mayo is not nationally celebrated in Mexico. The celebration on Cinco De Mayo began in the 60's and 70's when activists related the Battle of Puebla to their quest for respect in the United States.

You can learn more about the history of Cinco De Mayo below.
https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

05/05/2022

This morning we joined our friends from the Idaho Nonprofits Center at Guru Donuts to kick off the final day of and do a ribbon cutting with Mayor McLean. 🍩 The donuts were great and the company was even better. We are so thankful for all the work the Idaho Nonprofit Center does for nonprofits throughout our state. ❤️

There is still plenty of time to donate to our Idaho Gives campaign. If you would like to help us ensure all children receive a quality early education and all teachers have the resources needed to help a child succeed, donate to our campaign below. 👇🏻💛

https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/giraffe-laugh-early-learning-centers

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 05/05/2022

Giraffe Laugh will be tabling at two Idaho Gives events tonight - First Thursday and The Lusk District BFF Block Party! Join us during the final day of Idaho Gives while you enjoy tasty food, good drinks, and live music. We have some great prizes (if you are a Star Wars fan, you won’t want to miss it) and will be raffling off a beautiful quilt at our booth at First Thursday.

First Thursday - Downtown Boise
Event Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 827 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702
Cost: Free!

BFF Block Party - The Lusk District
Event Time: 5:00 Pm - 9:00 PM
Location: 1026 S. La Pointe St. Boise, ID 83706
Cost: Free!

Will we see you there? Let us know below. 👇🏻

05/05/2022

Did you know that early childhood education has a better return on investment than the stock market?

Today, on the final day of Idaho Gives, we ask that you help us reach our goal of raising $7,500 for our early childhood educators. All children deserve quality early education and care and all teachers deserve the resources needed to help a child succeed.

You can donate to our campaign by visiting https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/giraffe-laugh-early-learning-centers

05/04/2022

On May 21st we will be celebrating our 2022 Giraffe Laugh Preschool graduates. We are excited to cheer them on as they get ready to take on their next adventure. Every year, our graduates receive new backpacks filled with all the supplies they need to be prepared for kindergarten. Will you help us fill the backpacks.

View our backpack supply list below and sign up for any items you wish to donate.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094eaea92a1-giraffe9

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 05/04/2022

“Always pass on what you have learned.”
- Yoda

May the 4th be with you! Giraffe Laugh is searching the galaxy far and wide for supporters who are passionate about early childhood education and care.

All children deserve quality early education and care and all teachers deserve the resources needed to help a child succeed. On this day, consider making a donation to help Giraffe Laugh provide our teachers and children with the resources they need to thrive.

To donate to our Idaho Gives campaign, visit https://bit.ly/GLIdahoGives2022

05/03/2022

The future of your world is in a Giraffe Laugh’s classroom today. You can help provide our early childhood educators with the resources they need to help our little ones thrive, when you donate to our Idaho Give campaign today.

To donate, visit: https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/giraffe-laugh-early-learning-centers

05/03/2022

"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be."
Rita Pierson, Educator

On , consider donating to our Idaho Gives campaign in honor of an educator who has impacted your life.

To donate, visit https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/giraffe-laugh-early-learning-centers

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 05/02/2022

Giraffe Laugh provides early childhood education and care to children and their families throughout the Treasure Valley. Through our campaign, we are raising money to support our early childhood educators. All children deserve quality early education and care and all teachers deserve the resources needed to help a child succeed. Donate to our campaign today by visiting https://bit.ly/GLIdahoGives2022

05/02/2022

Today kicks off . We are beyond grateful for our teachers and the work they do every day to teach and inspire our youngest learners. They are the backbone of our organization and we could not do the work we do without them. They are passionate, inspiring, and bring joy and laughter into our classrooms.

Would you like to write note to one of our wonderful Giraffe Laugh Teachers? You can do so by visiting https://forms.gle/vo3jF76qKXzwku8k7

This Idaho Gives we also have a goal of raising $7,500 for our teachers. You can make a donation to our Idaho Gives campaign in a teachers name by visiting https://bit.ly/GLIdahoGives2022

05/02/2022

Stories like this are why we are continually inspired by our amazing early childhood educators. ❤️

Idaho Gives officially kicks off today. If you feel moved by the work we do, the love our teachers bring to their classrooms every day, and the importance of having safe, loving, and educational early care, consider donating to our Idaho Gives campaign today.

To donate, visit https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/giraffe-laugh-early-learning-centers

05/01/2022

Idaho Gives kicks off tomorrow (or midnight tonight), and we are beyond excited! Our goal this year is to raise at least $7,500 for our early childhood educators. This Idaho Gives, we dare you to believe YOU can make a difference, and this year, we dare YOU to show your love for our early childhood educators.

You can donate to our Idaho Gives campaign by visiting https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/giraffe-laugh-early-learning-centers

Oh, and if we receive the first donation at midnight, we receive a $500 prize! So, if you are a night owl, we could use your help. 🤩

04/29/2022

Jumping for joy because its Friday AND we are only 3 days away from Idaho Gives! 🤩

You can learn more about Idaho Gives and our campaign by visiting https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/giraffe-laugh-early-learning-centers

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 04/27/2022

It's that time of the year again! Our Preschool Graduation is coming up, and we are looking for help filling backpacks. These backpacks will be gifted to all our graduates as they prepare for their kindergarten adventures. We are looking for school supplies, children books, coloring books, Playdoh, and backpacks.

If you would like to help us fill backpacks to ensure our graduates are more than ready for kindergarten, visit the link below and sign up for any items you would like to provide.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094eaea92a1-giraffe9

04/25/2022

" A teacher is the compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom."
- Ever Garrison

Idaho Gives is only one week away! This year, Giraffe Laugh has a goal of raising at least $7,500 for our Giraffe Laugh Teachers. Our teachers are the backbone of Giraffe Laugh, and without them we would not be able to provide quality education and care to children in the Treasure Valley. If you'd like to support Giraffe Laugh teachers, please consider donating during our campaign.

You can visit our campaign page here: https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/giraffe-laugh-early-learning-centers

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 04/23/2022

On the final day of Volunteer Appreciation week, we want to say thank you to ALL the volunteers who have walked through our doors over the years. Although our volunteer opportunities have looked a little different since the beginning of the pandemic, we are forever grateful for the support, love, and help you have brought to Giraffe Laugh. Mother Theresa once said, "alone, I cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." Thank you for creating many ripples in the lives of Giraffe Laugh children and families. 💛

We hope the day we can bring volunteers back into our centers arrives soon, and thank each and every one of you for being so patient with us throughout the whole process. ❤️

If you are interested in becoming a Giraffe Laugh volunteer, reach out to Katie Drum at [email protected] or 208-954-5457.

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 04/22/2022

Today our friends at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - North Boise helped us put together a shed at our Giraffe Laugh Preschool location at the Boys and Girls Club. We had an absolute blast and they were a HUGE help. Thank for all the laughs and all your help. We make a great team. 💪🏻

We love getting to spend time with some of our wonderful volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Week.

04/22/2022

Today is shed building day with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - North Boise!

Before we begin, enjoy one more video of us tearing the old shed down. We cannot wait to have a brand new space to use.

Photos from Giraffe Laugh's post 04/20/2022

Our preschoolers at Giraffe Laugh 2 enjoyed learning more about henna yesterday! ❤️

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 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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