A Child’s Heart


Planting Seeds Of Love
In Your Community Since 2008

A Child's Heart


Planting Seeds Of Love
In Your Community Since 2008

Faith-based child care & Preschool Child Center Serving Boise, ID

A Philosophy To Support Every Child’s Success

We believe each child is a unique individual born ready to learn, and strive to create a learning environment that is safe, stimulating, and encouraging. Founded on the principles of God’s love, we provide gentle, kind, nurturing care and education.

A Child’s Heart Is Guided By These Core Values:


We go the extra mile. We provide the best care possible. We maintain high levels of training and professionalism. We give 100% in everything we do. We stay fully engaged with a growth mindset.


We are committed to growing and learning in the field of Early Childhood Education. We are driven by our desire to have a lasting impact in the lives of those we serve. We keep in mind the bigger picture in our present struggle.


We plant seeds of Christ’s Love and Truth into children’s hearts through Scripture and prayer. We believe that each child is a precious gift from God and treat them with value.


We cultivate a culture of trust. We value each other and the children and families we serve. We show we care by being empathetic and compassionate. We look to serve, rather than be served.


We treat others how we want to be treated. We assume the best in every situation. We are intentional in our interactions. We make eye contact and smile when greeting each other and parents.
A Vision & A Prayer Fulfilled

A Vision & A Prayer Fulfilled

Owner Mia Barron had a vision and a prayer of opening a child care center, one where she could fulfill her dream of using faith-based care and learning to serve the families in her community. She found the perfect building, and after a full renovation, opened A Child’s Heart in 2008. When the house next door went up for sale, Mrs. Mia jumped on the chance to expand A Child’s Heart to accommodate double the original capacity.

Mrs. Mia credits the success of A Child’s Heart to her faith in God, her experience as a mother, and her passion for watching children grow and learn. She finds joy, honor, and blessings in partnering with families to nurture and teach their children as they embark on life’s journey.

Mia Barron

Gwen grew up here in Idaho and enjoys life with her husband, 2 dogs, and 3 cats!

She started at A Child’s Heart in 2021 as a part-time assistant teacher in the infant room, moved to the lead position in our three’s class, and then became the lead teacher in our four’s class. After that, Gwen took on the exciting position of classroom coordinator where she got to put together our current curriculum and assist teachers in creating optimum learning environments in their classrooms. During all of that, Gwen was working on her degree in Early Childhood Education and graduated in May of 2023. In October of 2023, she took on the challenge of being Director of the center!

Gwen is excited for the years to come and seeing God’s beautiful children learn and grow. They are a great blessing and joy and she looks forward to her daily hugs and smiles!

Gwen Florence
Gwen Florence
Gwen Florence
Kylie Willie
Kylie Willie

Kylie Willie was born and raised in Idaho. She is from Twin Falls but has lived in Boise for 3 years now!

She is 21 years old and is the middle child of three girls. She was raised in a Lutheran household and loves spreading the word of God to children.

She is a college student at BSU where she is pursuing a degree in business.

Kylie had the opportunity to step up at A Child’s Heart and become an administrative assistant and has worked in childcare for about 5 years now.

She loves making a difference in a child’s life. Watching them learn and grow and being a trusted adult in their life is very rewarding.

Kylie Willie
Administrative Assistant

An IdahoSTARS Step-To-Quality Step
3 Program For Quality You Can Trust

Your Child Succeeds With Comprehensive Curricula

The Bible- and academic-based ABCJesus Loves Me™ curriculum meets full social-emotional, practical, and motor skill development to help your child achieve well-rounded learning success. They explore and grow through guided sit-down and broader hands-on experiences including:

Hands-On Activities, Amazing Teachers,

& Faith-Based Learning Nurture Your Child’s Heart

How Old Is Your Child?


6 weeks to walking





Friendly Foxes


Happy Owls

4 to 5-year-olds

God’s Giant’s

5-10 years Before & After/Breaks