Our Story

Care House Learning Center (CHLC) began like most things as a simple dream with a mission to improve the lives of children and families with comprehensive support through accessible childcare with the love of Christ. Co-Founders Kenzie Emerson and Rebekah Grindstaff imagined a place where children ages 0-4 could access daily child care. A place where their parents could receive education and support as they engaged in schooling or the workforce and worked for a better life for their family. One where the love of Christ is shown through high-quality and compassionate care.  A place with comprehensive support with food, medical care, counseling, community, and other basic supports. A learning center that could wrap around a child and its family from birth until four years old and graduate families that now have the stability and security to take on the world independently.

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Community Partners

CHLC is uniquely positioned to provide support to the whole family thanks to collaboration with key community partners. As a registered 501(c)3 and Nazarene Compassionate Ministry sponsored by Nampa First Church of the Nazarene (NFC), we are able to keep costs low to and pass that savings onto families.

Our collaboration with Care House Partnerships enables workforce families to access weekly food distributions, free counseling and medical services, as well as various other support groups and classes.

We have also partnered with Central Elementary School and our community board of directors ensure that our curriculum and childcare practices leave children equipped for all they will face in primary school and beyond.

Our Team

From left to right: Kenzie Emerson, Co-Director; Rebekah Grindstaff, Co-Director; Dr. Brian Thomas, Board Chair

Board of Directors

We are grateful for a passionate community board of directors with expertise ranging from finance to education to nonprofit management.

Care House Learning Center

EIN #: 88-1124243

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