Better Together Preschool

Contact Information
Karen Norsworthy, Director and Teacher 690-8481
Karen Morrow, Director and Teacher 281-0280

About Our Program
Better Together Preschool is a unique preschool program where parents and teachers have the opportunity to work together during the earliest years of a child's education, creating an enriched environment where children have the ability to develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.  We are a non-denominational, Christian based program and families are truly the heart of our preschool.

Registration for Better Together Preschool takes place each spring.  Current families in the program will begin the registration process in February and families new to the program can register beginning in March. 
*Registration form, registration fee, and immunization records are due at the time of registration in the spring.
School Design and Enrollment
Better Together Preschool offers four different classrooms and a nursery and maintains a low student to teacher ratio to keep learning opportunities at their best.
*Toddlers (must be 2 1/2 by the start of school) attend twice a week, on Wednesday and Friday from 9am-1pm.
*3’s attend twice a week, on Wednesday and Friday from 9am-1pm.
*Older 3's and young 4's attend three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-1pm.
*Pre-K students attend three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-1pm.
*A nursery program is also offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-1pm.
*Better Together Preschool follows the Billings Public Schools calendar.

Parent Helpers
As part of the philosophy at Better Together Preschool, parents play a key role not only in the success of our program, but in the early education of their children as well. 
*Parents are asked to help in the classroom a minimum of 7 times during the school year.  Should you choose to volunteer more than this, you will receive a tuition credit for each day over the minimum that you help in the classroom.
*Parents and family volunteering in the classroom must pass a background check prior to working with children at school.
*Sign-ups for volunteer days take place at the Parent Orientation night at the beginning of the school year.

Staff and Curriculum
Each of the four lead teachers holds a degree in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education.  Teachers follow a theme based, comprehensive and sequential curriculum.  The focus of the program is to provide a wide variety of learning opportunities to help promote social skills, independence, self-confidence and school readiness.  Basic math and literacy concepts are introduced and explored, creating a well-rounded program involving play, teacher led activities, individual expression and multi-sensory experiences.
Lunches and Snacks
*A snack is provided daily and is included in your tuition cost.
*If your child has a food allergy, please let us know and an appropriate snack will be provided.
*Children should bring a healthy lunch from eat at school each day.
*Whole school special lunches will take place 3-4 times throughout the school year. 
Holiday Celebrations
We celebrate the traditional holidays throughout the school year.
Field Trips
The teachers plan various field trips throughout the school year and a whole school trip to Zoo Montana takes place each spring.