At The Art of Play Preschool, children will acquire the basic fundamental skills for building their educational foundation. Our curriculum will focus on developing the whole child (social/emotional, physical, and intellectual) through various structured learning and play activities. This will include hands-on activities, play, art, projects, themed activities, daily social skills, etc.



Lindsay Bartholomew:

Lindsay B grew up in Anaconda, MT.  She has her teaching certificate from University of Montana.  Lindsay taught Second grade for three years at Shepherd Elementary before taking time off to start a family.  She enjoys adventuring with her husband, Justin, and kids Easton and Zoey.


Lindsay Kautz:

Lindsay K grew up in Shepherd, MT.  She has her teaching certificate from Montana State University-Bozeman.  Lindsay taught for seven years at Shepherd Elementary, five of those years as a third grade teacher and two of those years as a 2/3 combo teacher, before taking time off to start a family.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, Andy, and kids Ethan, Avery, and Anderson.


They both believe that children learn in all types of ways, at different levels/pace, and through various activities.  There is a quote on the wall at the Art of Play that they are especially drawn to, by Albert Einstein, “Play is the highest form of research.”  Through structured learning activities, various forms of play, art, and projects, kids will have many opportunities to learn at their level and maximize their abilities.





2018-2019 Classes

3/4 Year Olds 2 days/week @ 9-11:30am : $140/month

4/5 Year Olds  3 days/week @ 9-11:30am : $210/month



$75 registration fee – must call or stop by The Art of Play to pay

Art of Play annual membership not required to enroll*

*Annual members receive $50 toward first month’s tuition

*Non-members receive $50 off of an annual membership if purchased within 90 days of preschool enrollment



Each child must be up to date on their immunizations and provide a current immunization record



Each child should bring a healthy snack the first day of class (like a box of crackers) to share with the class…snack refills will be requested throughout the year as needed. Please note: we ask that all snacks be peanut/nut free. Each child should also pack a water bottle with their name on it in their backpack each day.



We will celebrate birthdays and holidays as they arrive each year. Children enrolled in preschool also receive a discounted birthday party price with The Art of Play.


Parent Helpers

At The Art of Play Preschool, parents will be required to help out throughout the school year. More information as well as a sign-up sheet will be provided during the preschool open house.


Additional Info

School starts August 23rd, 2018. Tuition for August is due by August 10.

Tuition for Sept-May is due on the 20th of each prior month.

A late fee of $20 is due with any late payment

Children must be potty trained

Children must be 3 years old by September 10

Maximum enrollment of 12 students

Preschool follows School District 2’s calendar for holidays and days off (Labor Day – Memorial Day)