We believe that all children deserve the opportunity to learn and express themselves through art, dance, music and movement.

Bozeman’s Unique Preschool for Creative Learning and Development

About our program

The unique learning environment provided at the Creative Arts Preschool allows for children ages 3-5 to gain exposure to many creative art forms during the daily 3 to 6 hour program. Involvement in these art forms allows for children to practice confidence building, early math concepts, creative thoughts and an understanding of the world around them. Parents may select from one to five days of schooling in either the academic year, which runs from September through May, and/or the summer programs in June, July and August.

Since the fall of 2007, Creative Arts Preschool has been an outlet for parents with interests in children’s music, foreign languages, yoga, martial arts, drumming, classical dance, and more. The Creative Arts Preschool program, which can accommodate up to sixteen children per day combines one specialty daily, provided by local artists, dance (ballet, tap, and jazz), art, and snack all intertwined in a traditional preschool setting.

To date, the children enrolled in the Creative Arts Preschool have worked with Rhythms and Drums from the Emerson Cultural center, Gloria Overcash of Blissful Family Yoga, Michelle Cloninger with Zumba Kids, Andrea Powers from Junior Jazzercise and Rachel Waterman with Musikgarten. More artists will join the preschool throughout the coming year.

About the Director

Erin Hansard

Erin Sobrepena

Erin Hansard earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education at MSU with a focus on early reading skills. Since then, she has accumulated over 12 years of experience in education. She teaches a variety of lessons, including reading readiness, math & science. Erin focuses on education through the Arts; incorporating songs, dance and art into the preschool curriculum. She continues to add additional artists and projects to the preschool curriculum that reflect her students interests.

Main Street Dance Theatre

Check out our sister company Main Street Dance Theatre

Special Daily Activities

World Drumming Photo

Rhythms Drumming

with Chet Leach

Mr. Chet introduces the children to drumming from around the world. Our preschoolers learn about world culture and so much more through storytelling, games and of course lots of DRUMMING!

Musicgarten Photo


with Rachel Waterman

Miss Rachel uses the nationally recognized music education curriculum, Musikgarten, along with her tenure childhood music teaching experiences to create an exceptional music program this year called Cycles of Seasons. She will also be adding songs that teach and rhymes that enhance learning to help put music to day-to-day activities.

Blissful Family Yoga Photo


with Regena Ozeryansky

Miss Regena uses stories and games to introduce our preschoolers to yoga. In her class they might be searching for treasure or going on a wildlife safari. They are part of the story all along the way using yoga to act out all the things they encounter!

Zumba Kids Photo

Zumba Kids

with Michelle Cloninger

Miss Michelle’s classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography. She breaks down the steps and adds games and activities her class structure. The program encourages the development of a healthy lifestyles and make fitness fun!

Junior Jazzercize Photo

Junior Jazzercise

with Andrea Powers

Our preschoolers have a blast working out with new music mixes, high energy dance moves and fitness games created just for them. It’s all about fitness, coordination, strength, nutrition, confidence and—most of all—fun!

Cassie Farmer Photo


with Cassie Farmer

We periodically rotate in a dance class where the preschoolers get the opportunity to learn about rhythm and improve motor skills with an introduction to the basics of creative dance movement.

Summer Program Schedule

Ages: 3-5 and K-3rd

Days: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Times: 9-12 or 9-3

Rates: $23/half day or $36/day

Theme Activity Date
Castles & Dragons Zumba Kids Jr. June 7-9
Mermaids & Pirates Yoga June 14-16
Exploring Art Musicgarten June 21-23
USA Zumba Kids Jr. June 28-30
Montana Birds Junior Jazzercise July 5-7
Our Night Sky Yoga July 12-14
Artist Studies Musicgarten July 19-21
MT Animals Junior Jazzercise July 26-28

Fall and Spring Schedule 2016-2017

Daily Schedule: Half Day 9-12, Full Day 9-3
8:45-9:15 Student Drop Off: Free Choice
9:15-9:30 Circle/Calendar Time/Show & Tell
9:30-10 Themed Art Project/ Fine Motor Development
10-10:45 Rotating Specialists
10:45-11 Snack & Story
11-11:30 Literacy/Math and Language Development & Learning Centers
11:30-11:35 Daily Review & Clean up
11:35-12 Outside Playtime/ *Half Day Pickup
12-12:30 Lunch & Free Choice
12:30-1:30 Quiet Rest Time
1:30-2 Pre-K/Academic Practice & Learning Centers
2-2:20 Snack & Story
2:20-2:30 Daily Review & Clean up
2:30-3 Outside Playtime/ *Full Day Pickup
Weekly Rotating Specialists
Monday Junior Jazzercise
Tuesday Musicgarten
Wednesday Yoga
Thursday Zumba Kids Jr.
Friday Musical Theater (with Heidi Krutchkoff)
2016-2017 School Year Schedule
School Starts Monday, August 29
Thanksgiving November 23-28 · 4 days off
Winter Break December 21-January 2 · 9 days off
President’s Day February 20 · 1 day off
Spring Break March 13-17 · 5 days off
Memorial Day May 26 · 1 day off
Last Day of School Thursday, May 25

Monthly Tuition Rates

Half Day 9 am-noon: $23/day
1 day/week $92 monthly
2 days/week $184 monthly
3 days/week $272 monthly
4 days/week $368 monthly
5 days/week $460 monthly
Full Day: 9 am-3 pm: $36/day
1 day/week $144 monthly
2 days/week $288 monthly
3 days/week $432 monthly
4 days/week $576 monthly
5 days/week $720 monthly
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