Billings Child Care

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The Learning Tree

851 Shiloh Crossing Blvd 5, Billings, MT

Costimate: $155/wk

The Learning Tree Preschool is an early childhood center located on the West End of Billings. Our program is filled with investigation, exploration, and discovery, where active and enthusiastic children can expand their skills and knowledge.

Daily child projects are hands-on experiences for children to create their own dramatic play props, musical instruments, books, art, or participate in science projects.

Through the process of creating and playing with their projects, children build a combination of skills.

When our young learners arrive in the morning, they are welcomed by music, varying daily activities, or free play as they wait for the remainder of their friends and classmates to arrive.

We start each day with Circle Time. Daily helpers are assigned various jobs so children play an active role in the learning process. The assignment of helpers is done on a rotation in order for every child to have as many chances as possible to assist in the classroom.

During Circle Time, we start by singing the good morning song and greeting everyone. Helpers are responsible for changing the date and the weather. We also discuss the current theme and review letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and sight words. We then read a book that relates to our theme.

Reading is followed by free time, where children have the freedom to partake in various interactive table toys and/or creative play. They also regularly have the opportunity to do an art project that supports our theme.

After our active period of learning and activities, we nurture our young learners with a snack circle while the teacher reads a story. At this time, we also do projects and special learning activities. For example, we recently grew bean plants, observing and recording them each day.

We culminate the Learning Tree day with a combination of free time and 1-1 instruction. During 1-1 instruction, the specific skills are geared toward each individual student s academic needs. For example, some students may work on letter recognition and coloring within the lines, while others may work on sight words and advanced math skills.

FAQs for finding child care in Billings

How much does it cost to hire a child care provider in Billings, MT?
Hiring someone on to provide child care services will cost an average of $11.75 per hour as of August 2020. This rate may vary depending on the experience each child care provider has, how many kids you will need them to watch, the age of your children, and whether you need part-time or full-time child care.
How can I find child care help near me? currently has 179 child care providers Billings, MT. You can search for caregivers by their distance from Billings and by hourly pay rate. Then you can compare their experience, specific services they offer and what age groups of kids they specialize in caring for. You can also read reviews from other families in Billings that have worked with the child care providers you're interested in.
What interview questions should I ask a child care provider?
You want to find a child care provider that will get along with your kids, but also follows many of the same parenting ideas you have. Structure your questions around how your kids behave in certain situations and what the provider thinks is the best action to take. And because there are plenty of activities to do in Billings, you should ask questions about the fun things each child care provider would do to keep your kids happy and entertained. Finally, ask each provider about their past child care experience, references from other families in Billings and if they are certified in first aid and CPR.