Prepared For A

Bright Future

A Play-Based, Whole-Child Approach Sets Up Your Child For Lifelong Success

Preschool & Childcare Center Serving Corvallis, MT

So Proud To Be Voted Best Childcare By Parents Like You

Trust in the preschool ranked highest in Ravalli County for almost ten consecutive years. Community acknowledgment gives you confidence that your child will enjoy the highest quality of care in capable hands.

we are changing our hours starting June 7th to 7am-5:30pm!

2 Curriculums To Develop "The Whole Child:" Mind, Body, & Heart

A play- and project-based program stimulates your child’s developing brain to foster their love of learning. The Second Step Curriculum guides their social-emotional development to equip them for a happy and fulfilling life.

Top-Quality Preparation For Kindergarten And Beyond

With a solid foundation of literacy, math, and academics, your child also gains the social-emotional skills they need to be successful. Expert teachers guide them on their learning journey every step of the way.

Children Revel In Outdoor Discoveries & The Natural World

With plenty of chances to play and tend the gardens in a spacious yard, and with class walks to beautiful local parks, your child explores the great outdoors while building physical confidence and independence.

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Music Lessons And Concerts Spark Expression

Children develop rhythm and creativity in weekly music classes and perform their talents at family concerts. A dedicated music instructor helps to introduce them to a world of music.

Your Child Soaks In Loving Care From Highly Qualified Experts

Children thrive with the support of a dedicated team of experienced caregivers. All lead teachers are state-certified, and little learners benefit from our combined 60 years of childcare experience.

A Unique Approach To Mindful Mealtimes For Healthy Eating

Your child enjoys nourishing breakfasts, lunches and snacks served family-style. With the Satter Division of Responsibility, your child learns to self-regulate and eat at a healthy pace that suits them.

We use a technique created by Ellyn Satter and also known as sDOR, at mealtimes. 

Adults take leadership on what, when, and where – while children have autonomy over how much and whether to eat.

This technique ensures children have independence and autonomy over their bodies and health from an early age. They  learn to listen to their body and make healthier choices.

Livestream Video & An App Let You See How Your Child Is Doing

Stay up to date on everything your child is doing every day. The PB&J® system gives you access to live-streamed videos of their classroom, and the HiMama© app opens direct communication with their teacher.

Stellar Security Measures For Safety And Your Convenience

An open-door policy allows access to parents with pre-approved entry cards, giving you flexibility when you need it. Access controls and internal-use cameras monitor entrances, and a privacy fence protects the yard for everyone’s safety and peace of mind.

Our STARS To Quality Rating Proves Our Commitment To You

As a participant in the Montana STARS To Quality voluntary program, we commit to ongoing improvement and quality care. Watch how that dedication benefits your child.

We Proudly Accept State-Funded Families:


Our Senior Toddler classes have one teacher to four children. All other classrooms have state-regulated ratios of one to eight.
All lead teachers have their Montana Preschool Certifications or an Infant/Toddler Certification. We also have teachers with their Associate’s Degrees in Early Childhood working toward their Bachelor’s. Our team boasts more than 60 years of combined experience.
Weekly music classes are offered free of charge for infants to preschool. Preschoolers can enroll in weekly swimming lessons at Bitterroot Aquatic Center and twice-monthly gymnastics classes at Velocity Gymnastics. These activities are chargeable, exclusive to enrolled BELC Preschoolers, and include transport within the school day.

We use a technique created by Ellyn Satter and also known as sDOR, at mealtimes. Adults take leadership on what, when, and where, and children have autonomy over how much and whether to eat.

Montana STARS to Quality is a voluntary system that recognizes and rewards childcare facilities for achieving specific quality standards. Our participation and 2-star rating reflect our desire to improve quality and commit to a significant amount of work on our staff.

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A Play-Based, Whole-Child Approach Gives Your Child The Best Start!