PROGRAMS HELP KIDS AVOID THE ‘SUMMER SLIDE’
“Only 16 percent of Idaho’s youth enroll in summer programs, compared to the national average of 33 percent. Idaho families and communities would be wise to not just view summer programs as something to do while school’s out, but as an essential and fun part of their foundational learning. Let’s help Idaho youth have a fun and safe break while avoiding the summer slide.” Read more CLICK HERE from Marie Hattaway, the program director for the Idaho AfterSchool Network, a program of Jannus, Inc. Explore Jannus programs CLICK HERE.
Giraffe Laugh strengthen families through parent support, education and nutrition regardless of a family’s ability to pay. They provide Early Childhood Education and nurturing to 200 Treasure Valley Children daily, by ensuring school readiness, empowering families and building strong futures.
Strengthening Families Parenting Class is offered in both English and Spanish at the Advocates Against Family Violence. This nonprofit works to eliminate violence in families and homes by empowering individuals to make positive life choices through advocacy, support, education,awareness, and community involvement.
Parents Anonymous Parent-led support group is one of the programs offered by Family Advocates. This nonprofits works to strengthen families and keep kids safe by empowering everyday people to protect and enrich the lives of youth by serving the 10 counties of southwest Idaho.
Nurturing Parenting Women’s & Children’s Alliance (WCA) In order for children to learn how to create healthy relationships it is important for parents to understand how to teach empathy and respect. The Nurturing Parenting program is a great way to find help and support in teaching the next generation healthy family values. Nurturing Parenting is offered Tuesday evening from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. with a one-time orientation starting at 5 pm. This group is free and supported by grants. Childcare will be provided with 24 hrs notice. If you are interested in attending the Nurturing Parenting Group please call 208.343.3688 ext. 49 or 208.343-3688 ext. 47. To utilize childcare please call 208-343-3688 ext 17.
Parent Training and Information Center ensures that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services. Idaho Parents Unlimited supports, empowers, educates and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Idahoans with disabilities and their families.
Friends of Children & Families, Inc. Head Start & Early Head Start Providing Head Start and Early Head Start services in Ada and Elmore counties in southwest Idaho.
Learning Lab a computer-assisted learning center for adults and families with children ages 6 and under. Students receive basic skills instruction including mathematics, reading, writing, spelling, GED preparation and workplace skills in a comfortable, confidential environment. Children are enrolled in an Infant/Toddler or Preschool Program. Students are placed in a class according to their ability and need. All courses employ computerized, interactive learning systems. Students learn to touch-type and use a computer while improving their basic skills.
C.A.T.C.H. committed to re-housing and serving homeless families with children.
Self Rescue Manual guide to all community resources and supports in Ada County.