• Phone : (406) 770-3055
  • Opening Time : 6:30am - 5:30pm
  • Address : 4241 2nd Avenue North

Active Learning

Education at Play N' Learn Academy is based on environmental learning while promoting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Education methods are based on the STARS and PYRAMID models.

Expert Teachers

All of our educators are held to rigorous standards and are required to have training in mandatory reporting, the STARS and Pyramid methods, infant safety, prevention and control of infectious disease, and more.

New Location

Our newly constructed facility allows us to offer your child the best environment possible for their learning experience as well as state or the art technology for security and reporting to parents.

Full Day Programs

Whether your child is an infant, toddler, or preschooler, our structured programing will ensure that your child's day is balanced , active, and educational.

About Play N' Learn Academy

Play N' Learn Academy is an academically based school, where we inspire children to explore the different ways of learning. We focus on development of the "whole child" by promoting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Our educational standards are established by the STARS program, knowledge of child development, and researched methods of teaching. Standards are guided by the STARS program. Being a STAR facility means that our program standards are built for the maximum potential for early care and education of our participants. We support learning culturally, linguistically, and authentically through family relationships that have meaning and purpose. We support Early Childcare through staff education and by using the Project Approach. Our environments have been created to promote exploration while encouraging independence that meets the individual needs of a child.

Our Age Groups

Children of different ages have different learning needs...

  • Class Size 4 to 1
  • Years Old Under 18 mo.
  • Tution Fee $44.50 per day

Infants – Click Here For Info

Class Time : 6:30am-5:30pm

Play N Learn Academy has designed 3 infant room's

Our three infant class rooms are for the care and nurturing of children under 18 months of age. You can see below a sample of a typical day in our infant room in the section below.

  • Class Size 4 to 1
  • Years Old 1.5 - 2.5
  • Tution Fee See Below

Toddler – Click Here For Info

Class Time : 6:30am-5:30pm

Play N Learn Academy offers 2 different and unique

Our two toddler classrooms are specifically tailored to meet the learning needs of young children aged 18 - 30 months. Focus varies depending on your child's interest and needs. Tuition: $44.50 per day 18 months -24 months $40 per day 24 to 30 months

  • Class Size 8 to 1
  • Years Old 2.5 - 5
  • Tution Fee See Below

Preschool – Click Here For Info

Class Time : 6:30am-5:30pm

Play N Learn Academy has 3 classroom's at our

Our three preschool class rooms are specifically tailored to meet the learning needs of early pre k to full pre k, ages 30 months to 5 years. Focus varies on zoophonics, project approach, and creative curriculum. Tuition is $40 per day 30 months to 3 years. $35 per day 3 to 5 years.

  • Class Size 10 to 1
  • Years Old 5 - 10 yrs
  • Tution Fee $35 per day

School Aged : Summer Program Only

Class Time : 7:30am-4:30pm

Play N Learn Academy is excited to introduce our

Our school aged care is for children attending or enrolled in public school. This program runs the summer months, June- July- August. This program is specifically tailored to meet the learning needs of school aged children by focusing on real life experiences.

150 +

Total Students

9

Class Rooms

35

Facility Members

100

Plus Years of Childcare Experience

What's A Day At Play N' Learn Like?

  • Infants
  • Children Arrive

    •Greeting •Routine Care (feeding, diapering, sleeping) • Self-directed activities in play areas²

  • Mid-Morning

    •Nap for some, routine care for others •Planned play: teacher-directed³ activities for some, self-directed for others •Outdoor play

  • Late Morning

    •Lunch •Clean-up after lunch •Nap for some • Teacher-directed activities for babies who are awake

  • Mid-Afternoon

    •Routine care •Nap for some •Teacher-directed activities for babies who are awake •Outdoor play

  • Late Afternoon

    •Self-directed activities in play areas •Routine care •Talk to parents •Clean up room •Set up for next day

  • Toddlers
  • Children Arrive

    • Greeting •Routine care (Breakfast, diapering, going potty) •Self-directed activities in play areas²

  • Snack

    •Planned play: Teacher-directed³ activities for some, self-directed for others •Outdoor play

  • Lunch

    •Clean-up after lunch •Nap •Teacher-directed activities for toddlers who are awake

  • Mid-Afternoon

    •Routine care •Snack •Teacher-directed activities for some, self-directed for others •Outdoor play time

  • Late Afternoon

    •Self-directed activities in play areas •Routine care •Talk to parents •Clean up room •Set up for next day

  • Preschool
  • Arrival
    6AM-7:45AM
  • Circle Time
    8:30AM-8:45AM
  • Learning Center Time
    8:45AM-10:00AM
  • Snack
    10:15AM-10:30AM
  • Story/Music time/Outdoor Play
    10:30AM-11:45AM
  • Lunch • Nap Time
    12:00PM-12:45PM - 12:45PM-2:45PM
  • Outdoor Play
    3:15PM-4:00PM
  • Circle Time
    4:00PM-4:15PM
  • Learning Center Time
    4:15PM-5:00PM
  • Quiet Activities and Parent Pick-up
    5:00PM-5:30PM
  • Preschool 4-5
  • Arrival
    6AM-7:00AM
  • Breakfast
    7:00AM-7:30AM
  • Quiet Activity Time
    7:30AM-8:00AM
  • Arrive From School
    3:00PM-3:30PM
  • Group Time
    3:30PM-3:50PM
  • Transition
    3:50PM-4:00PM
  • Indoor/Outdoor activities and interest areas
    4:00PM- 5:15PM
  • Transition and Cleanup
    5:15PM-5:30PM
  • Indoor Activities and Paren Pickup
    5:00PM-5:30PM

Meet The Director And Assistant Director

Ms. Raegen Director/Owner

Raegen Breeden has owned and operated four Play "N" Learn childcare homes, group daycares, and preschool facilities in Great Falls, Montana since 1997. Location number

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Why Choose Play 'N' Learn?

Just See What Some Of Our Parents Have To Say:

Always feels like family! Thank you for a great opportunity for my kids to grow and learn!

Siara Shortes Tarantino

My twin girls have learned and progressed so much since starting daycare here! Socially, emotionally, and academically!

Holli Sculte

I wouldn’t trust any other daycare for my kiddos! My daughter is now 18 and my son is 11...Play N Learn Academy was their other home away from home! Best place ever you will not find a better place to put your kids or other people to trust to take care of them the way these great folks did for mine! Miss all of you thank you for everything you have done for us!

Cody Allery

My daughter loves it here. She is beyond ready for Kindergarten next year thanks to the staff!!! We are truly treated like a family here. Recommend 100%

Danny Boyer

Absolutely beautiful new facility. Congratulations Raegen for putting this together. My daughter is so excited every day she goes to preschool.

Jason Nitschke