Kids and Children

All things kids from daycare, childcare, summer camps and doctors.  Find out from parents about their go-to places while living in Bozeman.  Enjoy year rounds advice (summer, winter, fall and spring).  If you have any questions about raising children we would love your input.

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Schools across Montana are starting to release their plans for the upcoming 2020/2021 school year. We recognize this is a very challenging and stressful time for all parties involved and we want to be a source of help. If you are located in a School District that doesn't match your needs and ideals, maybe it is time to relocate? Below are links to each School District and their current public announcements regarding returning to school. If you are in a position where you need to relocated to accommodate the appropriate schooling for your children, let's connect. We can help you find properties that fit your need while helping manage the stress of this transition. Let us help you make the choice that is best for you and your family. 

Public Schools

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Is your family outgrowing your current home?
How do you know when you've "outgrown" your home?

While that starter home may have seemed like heaven on earth at the time of purchase, after a few years, kids, pets, belongings, and other accumulations; claustrophobia may set in. Thoughts of a bigger yard, more rooms, and square footage enter our minds more frequently. Maybe a need for a home office, workout room, pantry or workshop area presents itself..... or possibly you just need a place to put all your toys.... or a little more room for entertaining becomes desirable, the list goes on.

Before you let the feeling of claustrophobia overcome your rationale, think about a few things first. Do you really need to upgrade? Would a new shed or perhaps a

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Looking for some fun and exciting activities to do with kids this winter? You've come to the right place! Read the blog below for an extensive list of kid friendly winter activities in and around Bozeman, MT.

*Activities listed below are suitable for different ages ranging from toddlers to teens.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Sledding - Let your kids run wild and feel a rush of adrenaline by sledding down The Hill at Gallatin County Regional Park, Peet's Hill in Burke Park, or in Hyalite Canyon.

Winter Walking - Grab the whole family and enjoy fresh air and soak in the beautiful scenery which surrounds us. Some of our favorite locations are; Cherry River Pond, East Gallatin Recreation Area, Snowfill Recreation Area, Sourdough Creek Nature Trail,

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What do you have lined up to occupy your kids this summer? Don't panic - you have plenty of time to line out summer camp options. Registration for summer camps may already be open or will be opening up. **PIR day camp options have also been indicated below!

**(This list will continually be updated with more options so do check back. If you'd like a print out of this list, simply email me Marisa Owen - Realtor at: Marisa@BuyBozemanHomes.com.)

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If I have missed any summer camps from this list, please email me at Marisa@BuyBozemanHomes.com to add to this list. I hope this will be a useful tool for all of the parents out there!

LIST OF 2020 BOZEMAN SUMMER CAMPS: 

Bozeman Sports Camp
Website link
Registration opened on January

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If you are a first time parent or relocating your family to Bozeman you may be shocked when you start looking for local daycare providers. 

Did you recently find out you are expecting or are you relocating with children to Bozeman?  DO NOT WAIT, START LOOKING THIS SECOND. Daycare providers may have waitlist times of 1+ year! I was told it would be 6+ months before I could get part-time care through a daycare provider.

How To Find A Daycare In Bozeman?

  • Childcare Connections - A complete game-changer for me. Daycare providers inform Childcare Connections when they have vacancies. If you complete your wants and needs form they will provide you a list of providers who match your criteria. 
  • Friend referrals
  • Care.com
  • Facebook Groups -
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For the soon to be moms and dads out there (or already parents), what do you need to know about childcare centers/daycares in Bozeman? 

*** If you are relocating to Bozeman, definitely read through this blog article to ensure your family's transition is as seamless as possible.

FAQ's: 

How do you find out if a daycare is licensed? 
You'll want to visit this website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/qad/licensure/childcarelicensing/providersearch
**This website will give you up to date information and run down of past inspections and reports on the daycares. 

How do you locate childcare centers? 
Google 
Yelp 
Facebook - Try the Group, "Ask Bozeman"
Facebook - Try "Bozeman Parents" (private group)
Childcare Connections
My Village
Word of mouth**

Are there

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School is out and summer is here! Kid friendly events occurring this week June 24th - June 29th, 2019.

 

We know having the kids home for summer can be beautifully chaotic. So we have compiled kid friendly events happening this week around Bozeman.

Tuesday, June 25th 
• MSU is hosting a Free Football Camp at Bobcat Stadium for Kids ages 7 - 13 years from 6 pm - 9 pm. This is a two day training camp and kids are encouraged to attend both days.
• 5 pm - 8 pm cruise over to Bogert Park for the Bogert Farmer’s Market

Wednesday, June 26th
• Attend Free Fly Fishing Class hosted by Montana Angler’s at 5:45 pm

Thursday, June 27th
• Head Downtown to the Kid's Zone during Music On Main kicking off at 7 pm

Friday, June 28th & Saturday, the 29th
• If

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Are you curious where your property is NOW zoned to which Bozeman High School, Hawks vs. Gallatin High? 

Here is some information on the two high schools and what to expect in terms of boundary lines: 

  • New Bozeman High School: The new Bozeman High School, called Gallatin High School, will open its doors Fall of 2020. Check out this video from KBZK on the High School boundary lines. Note: The Bozeman School District will likely be re-evaluating High School boundary lines in the next 5-8 years. There is no yet a website active for the New High School or a mascot that has been decided on.

  • High School Locations: 
    - The original "Bozeman Hawks" High School address is downtown Bozeman at: 205 N 11th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715
    - The New High School will be
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Education means so much to many of us. We are so grateful to have incredible teachers and staff in the Gallatin Valley. When looking at homes, do you want to know what school(s) the property is zoned to? 

Here is a helpful guide with all school boundary maps at your dispense for the Gallatin Valley. Please note that the Bozeman School District's recent boundary changes can be reviewed at this link.

For absolute guarantee of zoning, we recommend calling the school district to verify especially if a property is on the boundary line of two schools. 

BOZEMAN SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION:

  • Bozeman Public Schools: 406-522-6000
    Address:  404 W Main Street, Bozeman
    Website: https://www.bsd7.org/
    Click this link: Boundary Map to Elementary and
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