Our Curiculum and Meals
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.
Family / All About Me
Weather Seasons and Calendar
Snow / Winter Sports / Feelings and Emotions
Farm and Garden / Trees and Plants
Montana Geography / Insects and Bugs
World Geography / Animals of the World
Camping and Community Helpers
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
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
|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|