SCHOOL CLOSURE DATES for 23-24 School year TBA
Snow Days- We will make every effort to remain open on snow days. If an emergency travel only has been issued, or is
predicted to occur, we will close for the day, or have delayed opening. Please call before attempting to bring your child
to the Center.
Co-Owner/ Food Program Director: Rupert Bond was born in Manchester,
England. Rupert lived in Spain for 14 years, and was a translator and taught Spanish to English speakers, and English to
Spanish speakers (children and adults). Rupert has been teaching Preschool in Missoula for over 10 years.
Director, Discovery Preschool & Childcare: Linda White
has been in Early Childhood education and with our facility for over 12 years. She has been Director since Jan. 2016, and
is lead teacher in the 4-5 classroom.
Director, Discovery Preschool
& Infant Center: Jessa Aipperspach has been the Director of our Brooks street location since opening
in Jan. 2016. Jessa has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from UM Western. Jessa is also Lead teacher
in the 4-5 classroom at our Brooks Street location.
Our staff members at both Centers have various backgrounds
and educational experiences. Lead teachers are required to have a minimum of two years of Early Childhood experience and/
or a degree, or are currently working towards a degree in Education or a related field. It is required that all staff must
have State background checks annually, out of state fingerprinting when necessary, have current and up to date CPR and First
Aid Certification, and must complete additional yearly training coursework in Early Childhood Education according to the hours
they work per year. Our infant/ toddler teachers must also complete Safe Sleep training as required by Montana Childcare Licensing.
Our staff are listed on the Montana Early Childhood Practitioner's Registry and many are working on degrees in Early Childhood
Education or another field or currently have a degree in Early Chilhood Education or another field.