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Children's Choice Learning Center at William R. Lowe Childcare And Enrichment Center

2630 Normal Avenue
Billings, MT 59101

Phone:
(406) 896-5820

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our main goal is to stay a facility that has received Accreditation through NAEYC.
Also, an ongoing priority is to find funding to work on our playground.
Parents are encouraged to be involved at the center and in our classrooms. We are always looking for new and fun ways to promote parent involvement, by means of class projects and center events.
"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Infant Daily Schedule
Arrival - 8:30 Free choice playing
8:30 - 8:45 Cleanup, diapers & hand-washing
8:45 - 9:15 Breakfast
9:15 - 10:00 Large group activities: singing, fingerplays, exercise, & stories
10:00 - 10:15 Snack Time
10:15 - 10:30 Get ready to go outside
10:30 - 11:00 Outside time
11:00 - 11:15 Get coats off and diapers changed
11:15 - 11:45 Free choice for centers: art, housekeeping, blocks, etc
11:45 - 12:00 Clean-up & wash for lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 2:30 Quiet rest time
2:30 - 2:45 Diaper & hand washing time
2:45 - 3:15 Snack time
3:15 - pickup Outside time or free choice playing
Preschool Daily Schedule
Arrival - 8:20 Free choice playing
8:20 - 8:30 Cleanup & hand-washing
8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 11:15 Learning Centers: Art, Sensory, Small Manipulatives, etc
11:15 - 12:00 Outside Time
12:00 - 12:10 Clean-up & wash for lunch
12:10 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 2:45 Quiet rest time
2:45 - 3:00 Wash-up time
3:00 - 3:30 Snack time
3:30 - 5:30 Outside time
5:30 - 6:00 Free Play
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school