Program Information: Learn More About Each Class

In keeping with our community’s safe practice of social distancing, all Learning Lab locations will remain closed through June 2020. We will, of course, continue our virtual engagement with students, volunteers and supporters so that our Learning Lab community remains strong.  Thank you for your continued encouragement and support as we find our way through these challenges. If you have any questions, please leave a message at 208-344-1335 ext. 110. Your message will be returned as soon as possible.


Family Literacy

Learning Lab teaches parents and children together to break the intergenerational cycle of illiteracy and poverty. Our program incorporates the four components of family literacy recognized by the National Center for Family Literacy: adult basic skills, early childhood education, Parent and Child Together (PACT) time and parenting skills. Parents and their children attend classes at the Lab twice a week. While parents are working on their basic skills, their children attend early childhood programs in a preschool or infant-toddler classroom. A preschool program for three to five-year-olds emphasizing emergent literacy and school readiness, and a curriculum for birth to three-year-olds designed to enhance early brain development. During each class, parents join their preschool children for intergenerational, education-based activities. Parents are taught how to incorporate educational experiences for their children at home.

Parenting skills instruction emphasizes topics such as child development, appropriate discipline, parenting stresses and how to provide a developmentally appropriate home environment while fostering reading, writing and math readiness skills.

Adult Classes

Students can improve their math, reading, writing, spelling and workplace skills. Students may also prepare for their GED tests and citizenship test. Adult students use interactive software programs with supplemental one-on-one tutoring to improve their basic skills or English language usage tailored to each individual’s needs and abilities

English Language Learning

Students learn English conversation, vocabulary, and pronunciation in addition to the basic skills instruction as offered in Adult Basic Skills.

GED Prep Classes

Our classes provide a supportive and positive environment from start to finish including:

  • An individualized assessment of current skills including practice tests to determine if the student is ready to take one or more of the tests right away.
  • Individualized instruction to help study for tests. Instruction includes educational software and one-on-one help from trained volunteer tutors.
  • No one is turned away because of inability to pay.
    Interested? Please email or call our Education Program Coordinator Gloria at or (208) 344-1335

Class Locations & Schedules

Summer Session starting July 6th 

Garden City Location

308 E 36th Street Garden City, ID 83714

Family Literacy Classes:
Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am to 11:30 am OR 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Adult Classes:
Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Boise Public Library

715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

Adult Classes:
Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 am to 11:30 am OR 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 am to 11:30 am OR 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Library! at Cole & Ustick

7557 W Ustick Rd, Boise, ID 83704

Adult Classes:
Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Library! at Bown Crossing

2153 E Riverwalk Dr, Boise, ID 83706

Adult Classes:
Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Next Orientation:

More information to come