Gathering Place Families,

The staff at The Gathering Place: A Child Learning Center, would like to apologize for the delay in our opening. We understand the inconvenience this may be. At this time, we still have not received final word from licensing, and therefore we do not have a clear timeline as to when we can open our doors.  

We want to ensure you that we are doing everything we can, to get our program up and running. Currently, we have completed our building (health, safety, fire, etc.) and we have completed our final walk through. 

In the interim, we have been working to ensure that we are fully-staffed (teachers, aides, kitchen staff, etc.) Staff have also been completing mandatory licensing trainings, curriculum trainings, and more. Teachers have been using this extra time to enhance their quality classroom environments and changes have been made to our “indoor green-space.”

Tuition will be pro-rated, to reflect the delay in opening and families will not be charged any fees until our opening day. Additionally, families will be receiving a copy of the “Family Handbook,” on their child’s first day of school. Once we have an official opening date, we will contact all families immediately. At this time, you can also expect a call from your child’s teacher to set up an initial conference/goal-setting time.

Again, we apologize for the delay in our opening. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Katie Estes
Preschool Director
Bozeman UMC


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