Firefly Children’s Center

Welcome to Firefly Children’s Center!

A mind, body, and soul approach to creative growth and learning!

We are an organic and natural child care and preschool located in Kalispell, Montana.Firefly Children's Center

          If you are “checking us out”, I’m guessing that you are looking for something out of the ordinary for your child.  Firefly was created out of this desire to have something different than anything else in the valley.  As a counselor I assist people daily in dealing with the stress of everyday life.  I believe that daily situations are not the cause of stress, but rather our beliefs, emotions, and reactions to these situations.  Believing something is bad creates stress while looking for the positive teaches a lesson.  I feel that demonstrating to children how to deal with various life situations in this positive and healthy manner can counteract the effects of a stressful, unhealthy society.

          Firefly Children’s Center is all about creative learning.  Instead of showing children the “way to do something”, children are encouraged to find multiple ways to do things.  This creates resilience and the knowledge that if something doesn’t work, we must try another way.  I was previously a teacher in the public school system and found that the majority of what was taught was through presenting a lesson that had one correct answer; this is called convergent learning. Our teaching is through divergent learning; creatively coming up with as many answers as a child can.  We can use the example of a child playing with a curved piece of wood as a toy; it can be a bridge, boat, cradle, car, basket, wood for a play fire, etc.; really anything the child can imagine it to be.

          In order for our children to be healthy, we need to instill resilience and creativity in early childhood.  Now that I have a daughter and could not find what I believe we need for our children, I have created it.

           Firefly Children’s Center… organic, creative, and full of light.