Areas of Skill Development

  • Phonics/pre-reading skills
  • Number recognition/counting
  • Fine motor coordination
  • Large motor development
  • Cognitive and reasoning skills
  • Social and Emotional development
  • Language development
  • Self-help skills

Class Schedule

4-5 Year Olds Meet:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • 8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
  • Cost: $165 per month
  • $130 registration fee is required upon enrollment

3 Year Olds Meet:

  • Wednesday and Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Cost: $110 per month
  • $110 registration fee is required upon enrollment

My Qualifications

Gail Oelrich

Hello! I'm Gail Oelrich!

Dedicated and passionate about early childhood education, I work hard to assure every child in my class is excited about learning! My curriculum has been carefully researched and developed. It is time-tested and supported by Helena’s kindergarten and resource teachers.

Certification and Advanced Training

  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Visual Phonics
  • Early Literacy and Language Development
  • B.A., University of Northern Colorado
  • Graduate Studies, University of Southern California, Management and Curriculum of Early Childhood Programs
  • Instructor, Early Childhood Dept., Western Montana State University
  • Former President, Helena Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Member, Early Childhood Coalition

Donna Uken

As a music lingua instructor, Donna combines her interest in language acquisition, her passion for children, and the love of the Spanish language.

Music Lingua Spanish classes are offered every eight weeks throughout the school year. This is a special additional program offered to Children's Garden students.


1050 N. Warren St., Helena, MT 59601
(406) 449-5668