From Lori’s Laptop

Just like you and your family, we are always on the go.

Check in regularly to see where you’ll find us with our t-shirts next. We might be spreading the word about how important early childhood is or taking our kids out into the world for learning opportunities.

Like us on Facebook

Giraffe Laugh children play a lot of games to build valuable social skills, increase focus and sharpen their academic skills! #futuresbeginhere #empoweringfamilies #schoolreadiness www.giraffelaugh.org See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Giraffe Laugh shared their post. See MoreSee Less

We are needing 10 volunteers to help us turn the summer program room back into the infant room this Friday 8/18 from 9 am to 12 pm. Volunteers will be bringing infant items out of storage, cleaning and organizing them. Items from summer program will be put back in storage. Our precious babies are coming back to school, and we need your help! Volunteer here: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094eaea92a1-summer

View on Facebook

Because of the partnership with Bogus Basin, our children got to enjoy a fun day exploring their forest and streams and defying gravity on the bungee trampoline! Thank you for your support, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area! See MoreSee Less

Because of the partnership with Bogus Basin, our children got to enjoy a fun day exploring their forest and streams and defying gravity on the bungee trampoline! Thank you for your support, @[35076686877:274:Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area]!

View on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter


1 hour ago

Giraffe Laugh children play a lot of games to build valuable social skills, increase their focus… https://t.co/LbAuSe5bej

h
J
R

FROM LORI’S LAPTOP – AUGUST 2017

My fondest memories are of being a little girl wearing my flip flops, my swimsuit, smelling of sunscreen sporting Popsicle fingers, and my perceived freedom from routine and parents. Recently when a group of adults were asked about their favorite summer memories as a child, inevitably they all included outdoor stories. They also included experiencing…

Read more

From Lori’s Laptop – July 2017

“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” Abraham Lincoln. July we celebrate all that America stands for and the pride we have in our country. As we instill in our children that pride, the words of Abraham Lincoln said…

Read more

From Lori’s Laptop – June 2017

I’m so glad we now have teen dads at the Marian Pritchett High School who are parenting their little ones while going to school. 3 graduated just last month! Dads play such an important part in a child’s life and the opportunity to be involved early can make all the difference in their child’s life.…

Read more

From Lori’s Laptop – May 2017

As a mother of three May is one of my favorite months. We don’t just celebrate Mother’s Day at my house but also my birthday and wedding anniversary. It’s one of the rare times that all eyes are on me; the daughter, the wife, the mom. We women tend to shift attention away from ourselves…

Read more

From Lori’s Laptop – April 2017

April is Child Abuse Awareness month and I can’t think of a better way to start April than to announce that we are holding our very first Community Café. This Café is for parents and is the first in a series of guided conversations based on the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework. It involves leadership…

Read more

From Lori’s Laptop, March 2017

March brings the promise of spring and the luck o’ the Irish to our doors. As they say, “If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.” With spring comes new growth and it reminds us how quickly time flies especially as we watch our little ones emerge with new growth every time we…

Read more

From Lori’s Laptop, February 2017

Welcome to the month of LOVE. One thing I love about this month is that it also sports the Early Childhood Legislative Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 8th. We will be down there with our kids in their T-shirts who will be participating in BLOCK Fest. This day is dedicated to young children…

Read more

From Lori’s Laptop, January 2017

The promise of a new year is upon us and with it comes the knowledge that we all love new beginnings. It could be the new beginning of finding out one is pregnant. It could be the new beginning of a newborn and the gifts they bring to the world. It could be the new…

Read more

From Lori’s Laptop, December 2016

The kindness and generosity of strangers is abundant this season. Having our Festival of Tree’s Tree donated back, having anxious families be “adopted” by generous donors to make Christmas dreams come true, having hunger abated with an abundance of food donated and packaged by loving people, having a group of actors put on a play…

Read more

From Lori’s Laptop, November 2016

We normally think of November as the month when winter begins to descend upon us and growth isn’t really on our minds as it is in spring. However, our Futures Begin Here Luncheon is focused this year on growing with a theme of “here we grow”. We see growth in our kids each day as…

Read more