|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 15 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 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 three grandchildren.
Teacher Holly has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Holly has been in child care for 10 years before moving to this area. She has been with us since 2001. Holly is married (Ray) and has one son. She loves the opportunity to combine her love of children, love of God, and love of animals. She teaches the younger 3-4 year olds.
Teacher Martha has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Martha has been involved in the children's programming and VBS at her local church and has been with us since 2006. She is married (Joe) and has two sons. She teaches the older 4 year olds and Kindergarten.