About Our Preschool/Kindergarten

Children are the next leaders of our world and we must train them to be responsible adults.  It is a great responsibility for us when you entrust your child to our care.

Children mature at their own rate.  Our job is to provide a rich environment of learning experiences, tools, and opportunities to increase their knowledge base;  all in a hands-on approach.  This allows the child to fall back on these experiences when they begin to read and do math.  It will then all make sense and come together.  Children at the preschool age learn through play.

Our teachers love children and enjoy seeing new milestones reached.  We are continually learning new ways to help children learn.  Each teacher is required to have 20 hours of Early Childhood training each year or be enrolled in classes for an Early Childhood Education Degree as well as be registered with IdahoSTARS Professional Development System.  Our center met the accreditation standards by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018 and continues to keep this accreditation current. Our staff is also certified in CPR and First Aid. 
 

 


Jodi Giem is the director of the preschool.  She has been with us since 1997 and director since 2003.  She has her CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) and Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Boise State University and a B.S. Degree in Nursing.  Jodi is married (Ross) and has three daughters. and four grandchildren.
 

 

 

Teacher Martha has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has been with us since 2006.  Martha is married (Joe) and has two sons.
 

 

 

Celeste was born in CT and moved to CA just after her 3rd birthday.  She got baptized at Rio Linda Academy her Senior year and attended PUC graduating with a BS.  Her hubby, Mark, and she have two boys - David and Alexander.  They live in Caldwell near Gem State Academy where Alex attends.  Celeste was born in CT and moved to CA just after her 3rd birthday.  She got baptized at Rio Linda Academy her Senior year and attended PUC graduating with a BS.  Her hubby, Mark, and she have two boys - David and Alexander.  They live in Caldwell near Gem State Academy where Alex attends.  Hobbies include reading, yard improvement/gardening, painting for relaxation, and spending time with my family.