Learning Through Play
Our infant program is completely devoted to the well-being of our infants. We provide our littlest babies with a quiet atmosphere where they can play and learn. We have separate cribs allowing for a more relaxed, peaceful rest period. Our center provides all diapers, wipes and formula as well as homemade meals when they begin the table food process. If you are breastfeeding, we have all the high tech amenities to defrost and store your baby's main source of nourishment, as well as cozy nursing room if you prefer to come in. Our infants run the show in their classroom, eating and sleeping on demand. Our high quality staff develops relationships with your baby, fostering optimal learning. They will play with colors, numbers, and shapes, sing songs, look at books, and even learn the basic baby sign language. All this with the typical holding, cuddling and cooing that take place all day long.
Jr. Toddler Classroom
Toddlers are naturally curious and eager little learners. Their brains are like sponges, absorbing all the knowledge they can, and this is why each day in this classroom, it is filled with learning activities disguised as FUN! Our learning experiences are designed to promote a toddlers growing independence, develop their social skills and foster self-confidence. Our teachers are knowledgeable about the ever changing development of toddlers and can easily adapt programs and activities to each individual child's age and stage.
Sr. Toddler Classroom
This class is SO ready to learn how to be "big-kids". The days here are more structured than the Jr. class, prepping them for Preschool classes. They have daily circle time, arts & crafts, stories, songs, dancing, music time, and lots and lots of POTTY TRAINING! Learning to use the potty is an important life skill essential to developing independence, and our teachers are PRO's at partnering with you on this. Teachers are also working with your child on small motor skills such as holding crayons/pencils and cutting with scissors as well as the basic abc's and 123's of any preschool class.
Our Jr. & Sr. Preschool classrooms follow the Montana Early Learning Standards for their curriculum. They focus on enhancing your child's confidence and independence by providing activities to help them become solvers and lifelong learners. Social skills are developed and nurtured as your preschooler is learning how to be a good friend. Classroom jobs introduce the concepts of responsibility and dependability to your child.
School Age Kids
BELC offers several options for school age children.
Before and after school programs with transportation provide to and from the Corvallis School District.
Snow days, drop in days, and school breaks.
BELC's annual Summer Day Camp (12 weeks of summer FUN!
NEW Distance Learning Program for families who need to work, but choose to have kids do e-learning during COVID. Click HERE for more information.
We offer safe, age-appropriate activities guaranteed to keep your child engaged and learning whether here once in a while or all year long.