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Your child is developing now.

Early development propels future development. Don't go it alone.
Selah Early Learning Academy has everything to help your child transition into Kindergarten and grow a passion for learning through a Christian worldview.

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Daily Benefits

Prepare Your Child Through

Dedicated Teachers so your child will get the attention they deserve
Christ-Centered Curriculum so your child will learn about Jesus, practice loving others and discover what it means to care for His world.
Hands-On Activities so your child will learn by doing.
Nurturing Relationships so your child can practice social and emotional skills with their teachers and peers in a safe environment.
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Life-long Benefits

See your child Develop

A Passion For Life-long learning
Social Skills
Emotional Awareness
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Your Benefits

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Professionally Prepared Content
Physical resources mailed to your home
Weekly group video sessions through Google Classroom
online facebook group
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We care about our students and work hard to build relationships with our families.
Voted "Best School" by the Bozeman Award Program
Experienced & caring teachers
Developmentally appropriate lessons
Commitment to health & safety

Selah Programs

Preschool
K-Readiness
K-Readiness Online
Ages 3-4

Preschool

Sparrows   Beginners Class
2–5 Days/Week
Age: 3's and 4’s

We are open from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Drop off is from 8:45-9:00 am. Pick up is promptly at noon
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Older 4’s, Turning 5

Kindergarten-Readiness

3-5 Days/Week (M-F)

We are open from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Drop off is from 8:45-9:00 am. Pick up is promptly at noon
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Older 4’s, Turning 5

K-Readiness

3-5 Days/Week (M-F)

Parents and students have a chance to emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by having convenient online access to a quality, Christ-centered, hands-on preschool education.
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Beginner's Program

Sparrows

Ages 3-4
2–5 Days/Week
Monday – Friday
Portfolio-gathered work throughout the year
Biannual assessments
Parent Teacher Conferences & Support
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Kindergarten-Readiness

Owls

Ages 4-5
3–5 Days/Week
Monday – Friday
Portfolio-gathered work throughout the year
Biannual assessments
Parent Teacher Conferences & Support
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K–Readiness Online

Chickadees Online

Ages 4-5
3 Days/Week
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Digital format K-Readiness lessons emailed to you
Professionally prepared resources mailed to your home regularly
Support from teachers through Google Classroom
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Give Your Child Excellent Education At Home

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Receive one of our daily programs and get to know our staff.
Pay the Enrollment Fee
The enrollment fee secures your child's spot for the upcoming school year.
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We'll mail your welcome kit and begin emailing you our digital curriculum.
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Details

Why Online Preschool?

As we face an uncertain future with the COVID-19 crisis and as our world goes through the progression from the industrial era to the computer age there is an anticipation that our society will face change, challenges and transitions. Here are some problems that families face today:

  • Many families now face the reality that they may not be able to afford a traditional preschool, which makes our online class very attractive because it’s an affordable option.
  • Parents now have tough decisions to make about whether or not they should enroll their child in a traditional preschool because of the spread of COVID-19 and the unpredictability of our world.
  • Many children are immune compromised and parents are not comfortable sending their child to a traditional preschool making the online option a great alternative.
Why Selah Early Learning Academy and what’s the solution?
In lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter in place directive, Selah jumped on the opportunity to create an online preschool. We used a marketing platform called Constant Contact to create lessons, using videos, pictures and instruction all in one form that can be emailed to your inbox three days a week. What we learned during this time was that this online platform was a valuable resource to parents and our preschool students continued to get the instruction they so desperately need to be ready to transition into Kindergarten. We not only were able to keep the preschool operating but we were able to do it with excellence which set us apart from other preschools in the Gallatin Valley. By continuing to provide both an online option and an at school option, parents now have more options on how their eschool child gets instructed.

Evolving World
Schools might still be in a paper-based analog world right now but our economy is definitely moving toward a digital platform whether people are ready for it or not. Selah Online is a wonderful opportunity to pioneer a new form of instruction and use technology to enter into a new paradigm. Parents and students have a chance to emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by having convenient access to a quality, Christ-centered, hands-on preschool education. Selah has a chance to remain a stable force in the preschool community by pivoting our message making it a wonderful opportunity for more preschool families to be involved.

Selah At School vs. Selah Online
Both classes with Selah At School and Selah Online will have the same values- a Christ-centered, hands-on education with a relational focus. They both will use the same curriculum, have a similar scope and sequence (studies) and the same standards.

Selah At School
  • Traditional in-class preschool with face to face instruction
  • Play-based learning
  • Practice social/emotional skills with peers
  • Hands-on education
  • Build community/ make friends
  • Weekly schedule with consistent routine
  • Firm class time
  • Less parent involvement with instruction
  • Parent/Teacher conferences and teacher support
  • Assessments twice a year
Selah Online
  • Virtual preschool with face to face video instruction
  • Practice social/emotional skills outside the classroom
  • Hands-on education
  • Build community/make friends through Google Classroom and Facebook
  • Weekly schedule with consistent routine
  • Flexible, convenient class time
  • More parent involvement with instruction
  • Virtual support from teachers

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Our Values

Selah values Christ-centered, hands-on education with a relational focus.

Our Mission

Selah Early Learning Academy serves families by offering a nurturing and engaging environment for your preschool child in a Christ-centered community. Our goal is to equip students with a passion for lifelong learning and the confidence to transition into Kindergarten.

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Community Stories

We've served over 200 kids from 160 families since 2013.
  • Michele C Testimonial Selah Christian Preschool Bozeman
    "The experience of amazing people who love first, teach second."
  • Nicole H Selah Christian Preschool Bozeman MT
    "I was hesitant to put my twin boys in school because they were still a little young. But I can honestly say, I am so thankful we did! We have been so blessed by the teachers and staff. We highly recommend!!"
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  • Allison Z Testimonial Selah Christian Preschool Bozeman MT
    "I would highly recommend Selah! We have loved our time at Selah. It is a preschool full of fun, learning, and cares for every student."
  • Angela J Testimonial Selah Christian Preschool Bozeman
    "Love all the teachers and the director is fabulous!!"

Frequently Asked Questions

What is our learning philosophy?

Children learn best through hands-on experiences with people, materials, events, and ideas. Hands-on learning experiences, both indoors and out, encourage preschoolers to interact with their peers, which promote social and emotional development.

We encourage our students to:
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Share
  • Problem solve
  • Communicate one’s feelings appropriately

How do our students learn?

Selah’s students learn through exploration of a study, whether it may be the human body, dinosaurs, or the changing seasons. Our studies are school-wide and are determined by the interest/abilities of the students, teachers and upcoming events. Selah staff will lead the students through the following 3 Stages of Learning:
  1. Discovery: Introduction to study, skill or objective… All together!
  2. Exploration: Student led, hands-on experiences of study… With help!
  3. Application: Integrating concept into real life… On their own!

How will preschool prepare my child for Kindergarten?

Our quality preschool will help your child learn the academic and social/emotional skills necessary to give them a successful start to kindergarten. Twice a year we formally assess our students' progress and ensure that we are addressing the MT Common Core standards in our learning. We have defined curriculum with structured lesson plans in which our teachers plan developmentally appropriate and diverse activities with nine objectives in mind.

Our 9 Developmental Objectives are:
  • Cognitive Development
  • Literacy Development
  • Language & Writing
  • Mathematic Development
  • Creative Development
  • Science & Natural Development
  • Social & Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Spiritual Development

Using these objectives, we plan regular “checkpoints” of your child’s progress and make sure that they are meeting the benchmarks necessary for success.

What will the classroom environment feel like?

Current early childhood research indicates the great influence a child’s environment has on their learning, development and creativity. Selah’s vision for your child’s learning environment is that the classroom feels:
  • Encouraging: We implement a safe classroom environment where kids are inspired to be the unique child God has created them to be.
  • Nurturing: We hire dedicated teachers who are compassionate and caring toward the students and help them develop sound social/ emotional skills.
  • Engaging: We provide hands-on centers and educational activities for different learning styles, giving students the necessary tools to learn and grow.
  • Inspiring: We have teachers that practice the characteristics of a successful learner and strengthen creative expression and exploration in your child.

What curriculum does Selah use in the classroom?

Selah is passionate about staying current with the best teaching methodology for young children and has spent extensive time researching curriculum.
  • The Beginner’s Bible:
    Full of faith and fun, The Beginner's Bible is a wonderful gift for any child. The easy-to-read text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it a perfect way to introduce young children to the stories and characters of the Bible.

  • Learning Without Tears:
    The Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory strategies for early writing. The program follows research of how children learn best and includes materials that address all styles of learning.

  • 2nd Step Social/Emotional Curriculum:
    A fun and engaging curriculum designed to help our students grow character, learn to listen and pay attention, control their behavior and get along with others. 2nd Step utilizes music, puppets, role-play and much more!

  • Zoo Phonics Curriculum:
    “This is a well-crafted Language Arts program that works for all children.” Zoo-phonics, with its cast of child-pleasing Animal Characters, has made a dramatic impact on the beginning reading program at our school. Three, four, and five-year-old students are sounding letters, blending letters, building words and reading. It is delightful to see and hear the students as they internalize the sound-letter relationship in a natural, fun way.

What is the difference between online subscription and school enrollment?

Parents and students have a chance to emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by having convenient online access to a quality, Christ-centered, hands-on preschool education.

Selah At School vs. Selah Online
Both classes with Selah At School and Selah Online will have the same values- a Christ-centered, hands-on education with a relational focus. They both will use the same curriculum, have a similar scope and sequence (studies) and the same standards.

Selah At School
  • Traditional in-class preschool with face to face instruction
  • Play-based learning
  • Practice social/emotional skills with peers
  • Hands-on education
  • Build community/ make friends
  • Weekly schedule with consistent routine
  • Firm class time
  • Less parent involvement with instruction
  • Parent/Teacher conferences and teacher support
  • Assessments twice a year
Selah Online
  • Virtual preschool with face to face video instruction
  • Practice social/emotional skills outside the classroom
  • Hands-on education
  • Build community/make friends through Google Classroom and Facebook
  • Weekly schedule with consistent routine
  • Flexible, convenient class time
  • More parent involvement with instruction
  • Virtual support from teachers

What is the goal in our Christ-centered learning environment?

We want to show our students who Jesus is, give them an opportunity to serve their neighbor and learn how to care for God’s creation.

What does Christ-centered education look like?

Christ-centered education starts with God’s relational design for his world and his people. It morns sin and helps us to see how every area of life is broken and calling out for Christ’s healing and renewal. Parents and students will see God-honoring excellence through creative teaching methods, delightful course activities, an imaginative learning environment and high expectations for learning.

How will my student be challenged and changed?

There is much more to a Christ-centered preschool education than delivering facts and training skills. Christ followers are called to be transformed (Romans 12:2). Christ-centered education, whether in person or online, should inspire and equip learners to think and live differently. Students will be inspired to use what they learn so that they can be the hands and feet of Jesus in their home, church and community.

How will students and parents be cared for?

Jesus calls us to love with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. He said it that way because he wants us to connect our minds with every part of our being. Learners are whole people, and this will be reflected in online learning, too. Students should be treated with respect and kindness. Parents will get the support and training they need in order to successfully guide their child in the learning process. Whether online or at school Selah teachers will be available to give personalized feedback, phone calls, video meetings and email exchanges.

If I sign my child up for online classes, how long are they registered?

Subscriptions are on a month to month basis. Class starts on September 9, 2020 and runs until May 21, 2021. Once your child is enrolled, placement in the class is effective immediately and your child will remain enrolled until cancellation notice is provided. If you choose to discontinue the Chickadee class, Selah must be notified via email (gro.bcfe@loohcshales) 30 DAYS PRIOR to the first class of any month. Payment is due whether or not my student attends class once notice is given. Any unused tuition amount is forfeited. Selah will not prorate monthly tuition. Selah cannot credit tuition for class time missed due to illness, vacation, holidays, or scheduled closures.
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