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So... what's the difference between  daycares and learning centers?

A daycare serves as a crucial support system for families by offering a safe and nurturing environment where children can spend their day while their parents are at work or attending to other responsibilities. Daycares typically accommodate infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children, providing them with essential care such as feeding, diaper changes, and nap times. In addition to meeting basic needs, daycares offer opportunities for children to engage in free play, explore their surroundings, and develop social skills through interactions with peers and caregivers.

In contrast, a learning center places a stronger emphasis on structured educational programs aimed at fostering children's overall development. These centers provide a curriculum tailored to the needs and interests of each child, incorporating activities and lessons that promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Learning centers employ highly-qualified educators who utilize research-based teaching methods to facilitate learning experiences that are both enriching and enjoyable for children. These programs cover a diverse range of subjects, including early literacy, numeracy, science, arts and crafts, music, and movement activities. The goal of a learning center is to prepare children for academic success and lifelong learning by providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in a supportive and stimulating environment.

In summary, while daycares primarily focus on providing childcare services and meeting the basic needs of children, learning centers offer more structured educational programs designed to support children's holistic development and prepare them for future academic endeavors . 

We love your family like family.

Available, quality childcare is hard to come by. XY Learning Center is downtown Bozeman's only full-time childcare center with drop-in availability. Whether you live or work downtown, our facility is the ideal location for the littlest members of your family. Located at 202 S Willson Ave (the former location of the Children's Museum of Bozeman), XY Learning Center provides a convenient, supportive, and safe environment for the littlest members of your family. Interested in XY Learning Center for your children? Complete the Parent Interest Form to get started.

Our Mission

At XY Learning Center, our mission is to provide exceptional care and an education through a safe, responsive and nurturing environment that meets the needs of each child and family.

Our goals are:

  • 1. To provide a safe environment while fostering relationships with nurturing and responsive care.
  • 2. To provide an environment and learning opportunities that meet the developmental needs of each child. 
  • 3. To provide a setting that allows children to learn and grow in social/emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development.
  • 4. To provide learning experiences that ready children to be lifelong learners and grow a positive outlook on education and school environments. 
  • 5. To provide dependable and convenient child care service.

The XYLC Team Leaders

Kelly Limberg

DIRECTOR of xylc

Laura Rodas


Join Our Team

XY Learning Center is looking for caring and knowledgable staff to join our team. If you are passionate about the growth and development of children and love inspiring kids to be lifelong learners, we are looking for you.

Visit our Careers page to view open positions and join our mailing list to receive notifications when new positions are posted.