welcome to Outside Kids

We aim to boost each child’s understanding of the natural world through curriculum, play and each child’s own sense of curiosity.

Our Team

Mrs. Heather

Mrs. kayla

Mrs. kyndra

mrs. maggie

Miss triana

miss megan

miss ally

miss jaycie

miss macey

About Us

Outside Kids Director: Heather Madderom

Heather Madderom hails from Wisconsin originally but made the Flathead Valley her home in 2010. She brings a very strong resume and background to Outside Kids with a degree in Early Childhood Development from Kaplan University and has worked with children most of her career.

“Working with children has always been a passion of mine and I could never imagine doing anything else. It is so rewarding watching my students grow and develop every day. When I am not working I am almost always skiing, hiking, camping, paddling, or doing anything there is to do in the great outdoors.”

About Us

Outside Kids Director: Heather Madderom

Heather Madderom hails from Wisconsin originally but made the Flathead Valley her home in 2010. She brings a very strong resume and background to Outside Kids with a degree in Early Childhood Development from Kaplan University and has worked with children most of her career.

“Working with children has always been a passion of mine and I could never imagine doing anything else. It is so rewarding watching my students grow and develop every day. When I am not working I am almost always skiing, hiking, camping, paddling, or doing anything there is to do in the great outdoors.”

Our Mission

Outside Kids gives children a better understanding of the world around them by mixing a structured monthly curriculum with free-play and discovery. We provide a safe, welcoming environment for children and their parents.

Schedlues & Rates

Outside Kids is open Monday–Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm. We offer a Full Day Session, with no minimum of contracted days per week.

Learning will be driven by child interest and the teacher led portions of the day serve to introduce new concepts and vocabulary. Our primary concern is that each day be fun and interesting for the kids.

Each day at Outside Kids follows a structured yet flexible routine and aims to include time for free-play, teacher-led lessons following our nature-based curriculum, story time, songs, art and crafts as well as time for fundamentals like numeracy and phonics and plenty of time outside.

We aim to gently introduce toddlers to nursery rhymes, colors and shapes and will make an effort to make sure they have time outside daily. At Outside Kids each child is under no pressure to do anything beyond their own personal abilities but each child will be strongly encouraged to achieve his or her potential.

This is the schedule that we follow at Outside Kids during the school year. During our summer months and beginning of fall we try to be outside as much as we possibly can. We still have lesson/story time outside and we sometimes will have picnics outside for lunch and snack.

Outside Kids is open Monday–Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm. We offer a Full Day Session, with no minimum of contracted days per week.

Learning will be driven by child interest and the teacher led portions of the day serve to introduce new concepts and vocabulary. Our primary concern is that each day be fun and interesting for the kids.

Each day at Outside Kids follows a structured yet flexible routine and aims to include time for free-play, teacher-led lessons following our nature-based curriculum, story time, songs, art and crafts as well as time for fundamentals like numeracy and phonics and plenty of time outside.

We aim to gently introduce toddlers to nursery rhymes, colors and shapes and will make an effort to make sure they have time outside daily. At Outside Kids each child is under no pressure to do anything beyond their own personal abilities but each child will be strongly encouraged to achieve his or her potential.

This is the schedule that we follow at Outside Kids during the school year. During our summer months and beginning of fall we try to be outside as much as we possibly can. We still have lesson/story time outside and we sometimes will have picnics outside for lunch and snack.

Our Rates

Full Day - $39.00 (7:30am - 5:30pm)

Classroom Schedule
(Class 2-3)

All clasess
7:30am - 8:30pm

Breakfast
8:30am - 9:15am

Freeplay
9:15am - 9:45am

Lesson Time
9:45am - 10:15am

Outside Play
10:15am -11:30am

Lunch
11:30am- 12:15pm

Nap Time
12:15pm - 2:15pm

Outside Play
2:15pm -3:30pm

Snack Time
3:30pm - 4:00pm

Lesson Time
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Play Outside Time
4:30pm- 5:30pm

Classroom Schedule
(Class 4-5)

All clasess
7:30am - 8:30pm

Breakfast
8:30am - 9:15am

Stations/Oustside Play
9:15am - 9:45am

Lesson/Circle Time
9:45am - 10:15am

Outside Play
10:15am -11:00am

Arts & Crafts Time
11:00am - 11:30pm

Lunch
11:30pm - 12:15pm

Outside Play
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Nap Time
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Snack Time
3:30pm - 4:00pm

Lesson/Circle Time
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Free Play
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Classroom Schedule
(Class 2-3)

# Activity Time Block
1 All Classes 7:30am - 8:30pm
2 Breakfast 8:30am - 9:15pm
3 Freeplay 9:15am – 9:45pm
4 Lesson Time / Circle Time 9:45am – 10:15pm
5 Stations/Outside Play Time 10:15am – 11:30pm
6 Lunch 11:30am – 12:15pm
7 Nap Time 12:15am – 2:15pm
8 Outside Play 2:15am – 3:30pm
9 Snack Time 3:30am – 4:00pm
10 Lesson Time/Circle Time 4:00am – 4:30pm
11 Free Play/Outside Time 4:30am – 5:30pm

Classroom Schedule
(Class 4-5)

# Activity Time Block
1 All Classes 7:30am - 8:30pm
2 Breakfast 8:30am - 9:15pm
3 Stations or Outside Play 9:15am – 10:15pm
4 Lesson Time / Circle Time 10:15am – 11:00pm
5 Arts and Crafts Time 11:00am – 11:30pm
6 Lunch 11:30am – 12:15pm
7 Outside Play 12:15am – 1:30pm
8 Nap Time 1:30am – 3:30pm
9 Snack Time 3:30am – 4:00pm
10 Lesson Time/Circle Time 4:00am – 4:30pm
11 Free Play/Outside Time 4:30am – 5:30pm

Hours of Operation

We are conveniently located in Columbia Falls on Nucleus Ave in the Cosley Building. Our physical address is 729 Nucleus Ave, Unit B. We are at the back of the the building, located below Three Forks Grille. Around back you’ll see our fenced play yard and outdoor area. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 1457 Columbia Falls, MT 59912