Best Local Day Care

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

There's a reason it's called day care. Well known for its emphasis on school readiness, Giraffe Laugh is no baby jail where kids are propped up in front of TVs until it's time to go home. Children at Giraffe Laugh are nurtured as well as watched over, taught as well as played with. Need evidence? Take a gander at the huge waiting list for available spots and read any of its countless sterling reviews online. giraffelaugh.org

2nd Place: Advantage Early Learning Center—It's all about "developmentally appropriate practice" at Advantage Early Learning Center. What does that mean? "Meet[ing] children where they are in the developmental continuum with "challenging, yet attainable goals." That sounds like good practice to us. advantageelc.com

3rd Place: Small World Preschool and Daycare—With a focus on social, emotional, physical and cognitive development, Small World Preschool and Daycare offers a complete suite of care for your littles. With programs geared toward infants, toddlers and preschoolers, every kid gets what they need, when they need it. smallworldidaho.com

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