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Firefly Children’s Center

Firefly Children’s Center is a nature based, Waldorf inspired licensed child care and Preschool in Kalispell.

We provide nurturing, connected infant care through Pre-Kindergarten with creative hands on learning. We focus on the social/emotional development of the child and believe children learn best through play. Through play, children are given opportunities to work and problem solve with their peers, express their feelings and learn from one another. While we are focusing on the social/emotional development, children are learning their shapes, colors, numbers and letters naturally through their environment throughout the day.

What We Offer

Your goal? To give your child the best possible start in life. Ours? To provide nurturing and connected infant care, in order for our children to be healthy, we need to instill resilience and creativity in early childhood. Individuality and special talents are developed through creative, abstract play and thinking. Respect and Gratitude of the Earth is presented through reusing and recycling.

Preschool Program

Our preschool program is 9-12 Monday – Friday. Preschool only kids can do 2 (MW, or TTh), 3 (MWF), 4, or 5 days a week. We also have a half day program from 9 – 3. The children that are attending Firefly for child care are automatically part of the preschool program. During this time, children participate in circle time, movement activities, music and art. We follow Little Acorn Curriculum, which focuses on weekly themes as well as social/emotional skills. While we do learning activities throughout the day, 9-12 is the most structured portion of our Preschool time for those kids that do not need additional child care.

Infant Care

Firefly offers full day care for infants ages 6 weeks – 24 months. Individual feeding schedules for children still nursing or on formula are accommodated and mothers are encouraged to come by to nurse their children. Children who are eating solid foods are offered our organic whole food options as well. Children are exposed to many sensory opportunities as well as art projects that go along with our curriculum themes. Baby sign language is encouraged, and social/emotional skills are taught.

Wholesome Care

We will provide a unique, mind, body, and soul approach to natural learning! Organic, whole foods, natural and wooden toys that encourage creativity. Baby sign language, spanish, music, art, yoga, meditation and more!

Summer Program

Our preschool program and child care runs year round. In the summer we ALSO offer a School Age Summer Program. School age children are at a separate location and do age appropriate activities on their own and are outside as much as possible.

Our infant daughter has been going to Firefly for three months. The teachers are very responsive to our questions and keep us updated about our daughter throughout the day on the Daily Connect phone app. We also love that Firefly is willing to do cloth diapers, and they get the kids (even the babies) outside often!

Caitlin O.

Firefly sets the bar! I would not take my children anywhere else. Their loving and nurturing environment, the organic and homemade meals that are more thought out and protect our children far greater than just the state requirements, their expectations of teachers, the learning and philosophy, this all and more combined puts all other childcare centers to shame.

Heide J.

My kids have gone to Firefly for almost a year now. I love that I have a place that I can trust to take care of my children, and that is more child based, no rules to make the adults more comfortable. Also, I’m noticing a huge difference in my daughter’s food choices at home, she is starting to prefer veggies and over all healthy choices. I love that!

Mishael J.