Honey Bear Preschool is a community-oriented school for children ages 3-6. We have been serving the community's littlest members for nearly 30 years! We are conveniently located between the Back Room Restaurant and Pinewood Family Aquatic Center, and we offer multiple schedules to help meet your family's needs. At Honey Bear, each child is valued as a unique individual, and students are part of a close, caring community.
In addition to convenience, Honey Bear offers:
A child-centered learning environment
Whole-child development, from academics to grace and courtesy
A warm, homey atmosphere to help your child have fun while they learn and grow
Owner and lead teacher Crystal Hutchisson has over twenty years of early childhood teaching experience, including 16 years as a Montessori certified lead teacher. Crystal taught as a lead teacher at Children's House Montessori in Whitefish for three years before teaching for another 13 years at the AMS accredited Woodland Montessori. Before her Montessori adventure began, she also spent several years as a substitute and volunteer in the local schools.
A 35-year local resident, Crystal is excited to bring her experience in the classroom back home to serve the Columbia Falls community. When she isn't elbows-deep in a classroom art project, leading a chorus of "Brown Squirrel" or helping a child read for the first time, you'll find her with her three grown children, planting flowers in her garden or reeling in a big fish.