Our Curiculum and Meals

Curriculum

Outside Kids uses its own nature based curriculum which was designed specifically for the children of Columbia Falls and the surrounding area. It introduces the kids to vocabulary relating to the weather, seasons, outdoor hobbies, animals, and insects found in the Montana woods and much, much more.

Our curriculum also incorporates local geography and history as well as science and social studies. While it is nature-based, our curriculum addresses a wide variety of subjects to help kids understand the world around them.

As an early-childhood education center we always have an eye on Kindergarten readiness . Our curriculum also covers the fundamentals of literacy and numeracy.

At Outside Kids we allow time for free-play both indoors and out. Free-play allows children the freedom to make their own choices, use their imaginations and interact with others and the environment around them. We have a fenced in playground in front of the school building which acts as both a play area and an outside school room, weather permitting. We are also fortunate to have a park down the street and will take our children there regularly.

Month

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

Theme

Family / All About Me

Five Senses

Weather Seasons and Calendar

Transportation

Snow / Winter Sports / Feelings and Emotions

Space

Dinosaurs

Landforms

Farm and Garden / Trees and Plants

Montana Geography / Insects and Bugs

World Geography / Animals of the World

Camping and Community Helpers

Letters

A, B, C

D, E, F

G, H, I

J, K, L

M, N, O

P, Q, R

S, T, U

V, W, X

Y, Z, Review

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Color

Blue

Red

Purple

Green

Yellow

Pink

Orange

Brown

Black/White

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Shape

Circle

Square

Rectangle

Triangle

Trapezoid

Diamond

Oval

Hexagon

Octagon

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Let's Eat!

Our Meals

At Outside Kids, meals and snacks are provided. Outside Kids uses all-natural and organic foods for meals and snacks. Outside Kids supports local grocers, farmers, and purchases and prepares local, seasonal produce.

Outside Kids offers Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

At Lunch, we encourage everyone to try everything on their plate before we serve them seconds. We never put pressure on a child to clean his or her plate. We want lunchtime to be a stress-free and pleasant time to converse and interact with other students and with teachers.

Outside Kids is aware that each child has specific dietary requirements. We do encourage parents to provide lunch or snacks for their child if he/she has special dietary needs.

We follow the guidelines set out by the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Sample Food Menu

Changes Weekly

Day Breakfast Lunch Snack
Monday Waffles, Bananas, Milk Butternut squash Mac and cheese, green beans, apples, milk Crackers w/ hummus, raisins, milk
Tuesday Scrambled eggs, toast, raisins, milk Beef & Cheese Quesadillas Broccoli, Oranges, Milk Muffins, apples, milk
Wednesday Cold cereal, oranges, milk Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Peas, Pears and Milk Graham crackers w/ peanut butter, bananas, milk
Thursday Bagel w/cream cheese, bananas, milk Baked Chicken, Brown Rice, Carrot Stick Apple Milk Yogurt w/ granola, raisins, milk
Friday Muffins, Bananas, Milk Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup, Carrot Sticks, Pears, Milk Cheese and crackers, apples, milk

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, right next to Rejuvnate Spa and 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