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.

Bozeman Dance Academy

Check out our sister company Bozeman Dance Academy

Special Daily Activities

Broadway Theatre

Broadway Theatre

with Heidi Krutchkoff

Miss Heidi provides opportunities for children to develop articulation, poise and confidence through guided improv games, non-verbal storytelling and creative movement while learning Broadway show tunes.



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.



with Clint Farmer

Mr. Clint uses patterned counting, rhythmic body movements and a variety of percussion instruments to introduce our preschoolers to drumming. Through a mix of activities, children practice maintaining steady tempos, while developing muscle coordination and control.

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

Junior Jazzercise

with Sarah Baker

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: $24/half day or $37/day

Week Activity Date
Week One Exploring Art Styles June 15-18
Week Two Birds of Montana June 22-25
Week Three Fish of Montana June 29-July 2
Week Four Our Night Sky July 6-10
Week Five Artist Studies July 13-16
Week Six Animals of Montana July 20-23
Week Seven Mountains July 27-30
Week Eight Water August 3-6
Week Nine Nature August 10-13
No School August 17-27 Preschool begins Sept. 3

Summer Daily Schedule

Schedule 2019-2020

Daily Schedule: Half Day 9-12, Full Day 9-3
8:45 Student Drop Off: Creative Play
9:45 Snack
10:00 Themed Art Project
11:00 Nature Walk
11:30 Inside Playtime
12:00 Picnic Lunch
12:30 Inside Playtime & Art
1:30 Nature Walk
2:00 Yoga/Musical Theater
2:30 Clean Up & Pickup
Fall and Spring 2018-2019 Schedule
School Starts Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Thanksgiving November 27-29 · 3 days off
Winter Break Dec. 23-January 3 · 10 days off
President’s Day February 17 · 1 day off
Spring Break March 16-20 · 5 days off
Memorial Day May 25 · 1 day off
Last Day of School Thursday, June 11, 2020

Monthly Tuition Rates

Half Day 9 am-noon: $25/day
1 day/week $100 monthly
2 days/week $200 monthly
3 days/week $300 monthly
4 days/week $400 monthly
5 days/week $500 monthly
Full Day: 9 am-3 pm: $40/day
1 day/week $160 monthly
2 days/week $320 monthly
3 days/week $480 monthly
4 days/week $640 monthly
5 days/week $720 monthly
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