Downtown Boise
Local Recommendations

Check out these local businesses here in the Treasure Valley, owned by wonderful families.

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Important Resources

Take a look at what our Kids Choice families can provide you and your community with.

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Helpful Resources

Want to know the number for poison control? Want to find the number to your local library, or need an emergency help number? Click below for helpful contact information.

Important Resources

Idaho Starts

Idaho STARS is a statewide program who’s mission is to promote high quality, inclusive child care. Idaho STARS assists parents and providers with all of their childcare needs.

Developmental Milestones

Children learn most rapidly during the first three years of their life and each child develops at their own pace. As a parent, you can track and encourage learning by understanding the milestones of your child’s development.

Idaho Infant Toddler Program

Early Intervention Services meet developmental needs of the child and needs of the family to support the child’s development.


The National Association for the Education of Young Children provides opportunities to build better futures for all young children. Early childhood education provides a great foundation for young children to succeed in school and beyond.

Idaho AEYC

Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children is a non-profit organization. Idaho AEYC supports quality early care and education for all children.

Idaho Child Care Program

Idaho’s Child Care Program helps low-income families pay for child care. Assistance is available to families with parents who are employed, attend school or participate in an approved activity.

Positive Discipline

Kids Choice uses a program called Positive Discipline which is designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities.

Local Recommendations

Kids Choice recommends the following companies who have provided us with excellent service, and/or is one of our wonderful Kids Choice families.

Evolution Pressure Washing

(208) 353-4879
Evolution Pressure Washing provides exterior cleaning by power washing or soft washing. They offer residential and commercial services. Based out of Eagle, ID, Evolution covers rain gutters, stain removal, wood restoration, construction cleanup, fleet washing, window washing and more.

Shannon Miles, MFT

(208) 761-7677
Shannon Miles is a marriage and family therapist who also offers classes for parents, including Positive Discipline, the technique used at Kids Choice.

Fun ‘N Fit Inflatables

(208) 887-1493
Fun ‘N Fit Inflatables is a proud member of SIOTO (Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization) and is professionally trained in the safe operating procedures of inflatables.

Willowcreek Grill

(208) 343-5544
Scott Weiss – Owner
A steady stream of great food, friendly service & good times!

Lucky Lawns

(208) 322-7777
Jeff Simpson – Owner
Locally owned, environmentally conscious lawn care at a reasonable cost.

Lucky Fins Grill

(208) 888-FINS(3467)

Academy Mortgage Corporation

(208) 672-9777
Whittney Curran – Loan Officer

River City Vet

(208) 888-7300
Dr. Sara Liddell – DVM


Gino’s Italian Ristorante & Bar
(208) 887-7710
Authentic Italian Food
3015 W. McMillan Road, Meridian, ID

Angel in Your Corner

(208) 350-3937
Sue Shaner – Caregiver
Nanny and Seniors. Errands, shopping, meal prep, lite housekeeping

The Coffee Studio

(208) 870-8624
6360 N. Saguaro Hills Avenue, Meridian, ID

Fetch! Pet Care

(208) 629-7272
Providing professional pet sitting & dog walking services

Five Mile Farm & Greenhouses

(208) 362-3242
Boise’s Premier Neighborhood Nursery Specializing in Hanging Baskets, Pots, Bedding Plants, Perennials, Herbs & Vegetables

If you would like your business listed, please send an email with your information to jackie@mykidschoice.com or drop your business card at the front desk and ask the director to add it to our website.

Helpful Resources

Adult Protection

(208) 322-7033

Alcohol Abuse Hotline


Battered Women Center

(208) 343-7025

Better Business Bureau

(208) 342-4649

Central District Health

Boise (208) 375-5211

Child Abuse Treasure Valley

(208) 334-KIDS (5437)

Child Abuse Idaho

(208) 855-552-KIDS (5437)

Depression Support Group

(208) 375-6277

Domestic Violence Hotline

(208) 343-7025

Family Advocate Program

(208) 345-3344

Food Bank

(208) 336-9643

Head Start Association

(208) 345-1182
(Early) – (208) 344-9187

Health and Welfare

Caldwell – (208) 454-0421
Nampa – (208) 465-8452
Boise – (208) 334-6800
(Benefit Line) – (208) 334-6700

Highway Emergencies


Idaho Elks Rehab

(208) 489-4444

March of Dimes

(208) 336-5421

Mental Health Emergency

(208) 334-0808

Meridian City Hall

(208) 888-4433

Meridian Library

(208) 888-4451

Poison Control

800-222-1222 or 800-860-0620

Meridian Police

(208) 888-6678

Rape Crisis

(208) 345-7273

Red Cross

(208) 342-4500

Sheriff (Non Emergency)

Ada County – (208) 377-6790
Canyon County – (208) 454-7531

SIDS Alliance/First Candle


Social Security Administration


Southwest District Health

Caldwell – 455-5300
Nampa – (208) 465-8400

St. Al’s

Meridian – (208) 367-8500
Boise – (208) 367-2121
Lifeline – (208) 367-8913

St. Luke’s

Boise – (208) 381-1200
Meridian – (208) 706-5000
Lifeline – (208) 381-4797

Suicide Prevention


Treasure Valley Community Resource Center

(208) 459-9263