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A Bozeman, MT Preschool for Creative Learning and Development.
Enjoying nature

About our program

Creative Arts Preschool provides a unique learning environment where children, ages 3- 5, gain exposure to many creative art forms during our daily 3 to 6 hour program. Involvement in these art forms allows for children to organically practice confidence building, early math concepts, creative thoughts and an understanding of the world around them. Our preschoolers have the opportunity to observe and experience the wonder of their surroundings with daily nature walks along our neighboring trail system.

Since the fall of 2008, Creative Arts Preschool has been an outlet for children with interests in music, dance, creativity and nature. The Creative Arts Preschool program, accommodates twenty children per day and combines one specialty daily (music, soccer, yoga, Jazzercise & dance) along with art and nature exploration, all intertwined in a traditional preschool setting. Our students leave our program, prepared for Kindergarten, with an excited and investigative approach towards learning! Parents may select from two to five days of schooling in either the academic year, which runs from September through May, and/or our weekly summer art camp in June, July and August.

About the Director

Erin Hansard

Erin Hansard

Erin Hansard drew on her Elementary Education experience to start Creative Arts over 10 years ago. She was inspired to design this program to introduce her girls to the joy of learning while developing a sense of wonder and appreciation for the beautiful place we call home. She continues to add new artists and adapt our curriculum to reflect her students interests.

She teaches a variety of lessons, including reading readiness, math & science. Erin focuses on education through the Arts; incorporating songs, dance, stories and art into our curriculum. She loves the enthusiasm the preschoolers show when they learn something new!

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Special Daily Activities


Music & Yoga

Miss Erin uses music, dancing and stories to compliment our weekly preschool themes. . The children use creative movement, scarves, rhymes and rhythm instruments to round out their musical experience. On Yoga days she adds in even more creative movement and stretching.

HappyFeet Soccer


HappyFeet Soccer is an exciting preschool fitness program that uses songs, stories, nursery rhymes and fun games to introduce soccer! Our preschoolers use their imaginations to take their soccer ball on adventures. Familiar songs are used to make learning soccer skills an enjoyable experience that they look forward to each week!

Dancing with friends


Miss Sarah's classes have our preschoolers working out with new music mixes, choreography and fitness games created just for them. She breaks down the steps and adds games and activities. It’s all about fitness, coordination, strength, nutrition, confidence and they love showing off their dance moves!

We found a fairy house!

Nature Exploration

We take full advantage of our location to explore the nature trails surrounding our school. Our preschoolers are blown away as they observe the change that comes with each new season.

Watercolor landscapes

Summer Art and Nature Camp

All summer long, we get outside to enjoy our beautiful Montana surroundings and create art projects that focus on all the natural beauty we see each day!

Creating art with friends


Each day we get creative while we learn! Our preschoolers love the imaginative masterpieces they make each day. They get a chance to explore painting, drawing, beading, working with clay and incorporating the things we find outside along our trails!

2023 Summer Program Schedule


3-5 and K-2nd




9-12 or 9-3




Session 1

Montana Flowers and Plants

June 19-23

Session 2

Exploring Art Styles

June 26-30

No School

July 3-7

Session 3


July 10-14

Session 4

Birds of Montana

July 17-21

Session 5

Fish of Montana

July 24-28

Session 6

Artist Studies

July 31-Aug 4

Session 7

Animals of Montana

August 7-11

Session 8


August 14-18

Daily Preschool Schedule

Daily Schedule: Half Day 9-12, Full Day 9-3



Student drop off: Playtime


Cleanup & bathroom break




Circle time & Story; Themed Art Project


Outside Playtime or Nature Walk


Half Day Pick Up




Quiet Rest Time


Pre-K/Academic Practice & Learning Centers


Outside Playtime


Rotating Specialists:

  • Monday-Music
  • Tuesday-Yoga
  • Wednesday-Soccer
  • Thursday- Jazzercise
  • Friday-Nature Exploration


Daily Review & clean Up


Full Day Pick Up

Holiday Break Schedule

Fall & Spring 2023-2024 Schedule

HolidayDate Range

School Starts

August 29

Labor Day

September 4

Fall Break

October 19,20


November 22-24

Winter Break

Dec. 22- Jan. 2

President’s Day

February 19

Spring Break

March 11-15

Memorial Weekend

May 24-27

Last Day

Thursday, June 6

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© 2023 Creative Arts Preschool


346 Gallatin Park Drive, Bozeman, MT 59715


(406) 579-7692