Infant & Toddlers


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Infant & Toddlers


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Infant & Toddler

The Infant Room serves children from six weeks to two years of age.  It is our goal to meet the needs of your child so they can grow and develop into their own unique self.  In this room the caregiver-to-child ratio is one to four.  

We follow the feeding schedule provided by the parents’ and accommodate changes as your child grows.  As your child approaches their first birthday and begins to transition to a more permanent daily schedule we will follow the schedule in our "Welcome to the Infant/Toddler Room" letter in the below link. 

We will encourage gross motor development through tummy time, outside play and other age appropriate activities.

Link - Welcome to the Infant/Toddler Room

2's & 3's


2's & 3's


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2's & 3's

The Two’s and Three’s Room serves children from two to three years of age.  It is our goal to meet the needs of your child so they can grow and develop into their own unique self.  In this room the caregiver-to-child ratio is one to eight. 

The Two’s and Three’s will follow the set room schedule that provides opportunities for play-based learning.  Play-based learning encourages social and emotional development, as well as builds a child’s self confidence. Children will naturally learn these skills through interactions with peers. The teaching staff will work to support the children’s play by playing with the children and encouraging imaginative skill development.

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Preschool


Preschool


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Preschool

Welcome to the Missoula Early Learning Center - Preschool, we offer a comprehensive preschool program that will prepare your child for a lifetime of learning.  Children’s experiences in the first five years of life determine critical skill building in key domains.  Our teachers are highly trained and are able to work with children in intimate settings to help promote greater knowledge in these core domains: Social and Emotional Learning, Physical Learning, Cognitive Understanding, and Communication (as set forth in the Montana Early Learning Standards).  Your child’s imagination and enthusiasm for learning will grow when stimulated by our play-based environment and project-based, emergent curriculum.

Preschool education is highly specialized.  Children, ages three to five, learn in very unique ways.  Early childhood education looks and feels different than formalized primary education.  Young children learn best when immersed in play-based environments.  The following link is an explanation of the importance of high-quality environments and the components of the Preschool classroom at MELC, please click below.

LINK - welcome to the preschool room

Food & Nutrition


Food & Nutrition


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Food & Nutrition 

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