Why us?

Mission

The Preschool seeks to establish a safe and healthy learning environment which appreciates early childhood as a unique and valuable stage of development. In an environment that nurtures self-esteem, the Center provides young children with the means to develop physically, spiritually, socially, emotionally and cognitively with an emphasis on self-reliance skills. Children are guided to achieve their full potential in the context of individual and community relationships that are based on trust, positive regard, faith commitment and respect.

Location

The entrance for the Preschool is on 2nd Ave with ample parking for picking up and dropping off children. We are close to museums, the new library, cultural attractions, and many businesses. We have a secure building, with a large open classroom space with numerous learning centers, a church hall and stage, kitchen, snack room, and a fenced park for outdoor play.

Schedule

Classes run from September to May, 9 a.m. – noon
Three day class 4 and 5 year olds
Two day class 3 and 4 year olds

History

St. Luke’s Child Enrichment Center was opened 12 years ago with the generous support of parishioners. Children of all religions and race are welcome. St Luke’s Episcopal Church has a long philanthropic history in the community and is one of the oldest churches in downtown Billings. Extensive renovations were made to the education wing of the church building to create a beautiful preschool space.

Staff

The Child Enrichment Center has an excellent student/teacher ratio of 1 to 6. Our lead teacher, Katie Schneider, has a Masters of Education and taught Kindergarten in the Billings Public Schools prior to joining SLCEC.

The Preschool is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, and is governed by an independent, volunteer board