BriAnne Head Educator & Owner, Wild Wonders Early Learning Program
Location: Missoula, MT
Enrollment: Enroll Now
Ratio: 1 adult per 4 children
Hours: 7:30am — 5:30pm
Ages: Newborn — 5 years
Approach: Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, & Montessori
Rates: Under 2 years: $840/month, 2+ years: $800/month

Wild Wonders Early Learning Program

What Our Families Are Saying

Natural & outdoorsy style

We love the more natural & outdoorsy style of care that Wild Wonders Early Learning Program provides!

— MyVillage Parent

About Our Educators

  • Q. Why did you become an Educator?

    I started as an aide in preschools over a decade ago because I was passionate about researching child development for my own practices as a parent. I discovered I had a natural ability to connect with children and quickly moved into leading my own preschool class. Fast forward 10 years, and I have my Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and continue to be inspired by child development and providing the highest quality care for all families in an inclusive, nature-based, early learning program.
  • Q. What's your favorite part about being an Educator?

    I love the joy that comes along with teaching kids as they accomplish and master skills after minutes, hours or even days of practicing; The childrens' expressions of wonder and amazement are so insightful into each little person's individual intellect, it is just fascinating!
  • Q. Do you have any special experience parents should know about?

    I have an Associate's in Early Childhood Education and am continuing my studies towards a BS in ECE with an emphasis in special education in the early years by September 2020. I'm also a mom of 3 rowdy boys ages 20 months, 4 and 10 years.
  • Q. Anything else parents should know about you or your family?

    We are an avid outdoors family; hunting, wildlife watching, hiking and camping in all kinds of weather is our passion. We believe in building a community of like-minded families and friends to help raise our children.

About Our School

  • Q. What's your early childhood education philosophy?

    My program curriculum has a focus on play-based individualized teaching approach that follows closely along with the Reggio Emilia philosophy. I closely observe each individual child to discover their learning path and developmental needs, then I provide materials and tools with which to further develop their skills through play-based activities. My personal belief is that children are born as scientists with an innate love and fascination with nature. I foster curiosity by having nature brought into the program through animals we've rescued; a rabbit, two bearded dragons (a type of lizard); and also animals that we have raised such as quail, chicken, dogs, & cats.
  • Q. What's your school set-up like?

    I have a preschool space designed with various learning stations for my preschool-aged children and an infant/toddler space for the littler kiddos. We use the outdoors a lot and make sure that the kids get fresh air on a daily basis - rain or shine!
  • Q. What snacks & meals do you provide?

    I serve an organic family-style meal program that includes breakfast, AM snack, lunch, and a PM snack.
  • Q. Anything else parents should know?

    I treat each child as a unique individual who has their own needs and developmental path. I look at it as a puzzle in which I am here to help them put the pieces together and design their learning future! Alongside myself, Wild Wonders has two assistant teachers and we are licensed for a capacity of 12 kids.

About Our Parent Relationships

  • Q. What do you expect from me as a parent?

    I believe families, guardians, and parents are the experts on their child/ren. I strive to build a relationship with the families in which I complement their expertise and we work together as a team to provide the best learning experiences we can for their children while in my program. I value open communication, constructive feedback, and parent participation as your schedule allows.
  • Q. Do you encourage visits from parents?

    Yes absolutely! Once your child is part of my program, I encourage families to come on field trips and/or fulfill breastfeeding needs if you have an infant. I have an open door policy for parents who want to participate in and support the program.

Become a MyVillage Family

When your child enrolls with Wild Wonders Early Learning Program, you’re gaining so much more than childcare, you’re becoming a MyVillage Family. Here are just some of the benefits of being a MyVillage Family:

  • Trusted Educators

    All MyVillage Educators are trained, licensed, insured, CPR Certified, and offer high-quality care in a safe and nurturing environment.

  • Personalized Care

    A small group setting in a family home environment results in natural socialization, development, and a personalized approach for your child.

  • Reliable

    Our unique support system means that if your educator is sick, you won’t have to call in sick too.

  • Learning & Development

    The MyVillage Education Experience encourages play-based learning and growth.

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