Discovery’s Early Childhood Preschool Program provides a high quality Montessori education to children ages 3-5, with 3, 4, and 5 day options to provide the optimal learning experience for early learners. The Montessori multi-age preschool program is a proven approach to early childhood education that supports the highest level of success in children in the early stages of their social, emotional, and academic development.

Our early childhood program currently operates from September to June, and is open to all community members. It includes our regular school day as well extended day options. Discovery provides a choice for families seeking an educationally focused preschool and childcare, and an opportunity for children to learn in an environment that meets their needs.

Discovery’s Early Childhood Preschool fills an essential community need preparing Big Sky students for elementary school. The cornerstones of the Montessori preschool program include mixed-aged classrooms, student choice activities (within a range of activities) over large blocks of time, individual and small group instruction in academic and social skills, and educational materials and approaches that foster independence, and high levels of social, emotional, and cognitive development for young children. Because Montessori boosts social understanding, it also helps to reduce differences between children from all backgrounds.

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Funds Appropriated

2019 / $52,000