Director's Notes

 Welcome to Faith Early    Learning Center! My name is Erin Masura and I am the Curriculum Director.

I  graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and an Early Childhood endorsement. I have been active over the years helping young children succeed through guided early education. I was a director and lead teacher of a small daycare center in Manhattan, Montana. Prior to moving I was a preschool and computer teacher at Immaculate Conception Parish School in Three Rivers, Michigan.  Teaching in both public and private schools, I have gained many great experiences and met other great educators along the way.

I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a sweet little 4 and a half year old son. I love being outside and exploring all that Montana has to offer.

Having children as a part of my daily life is what drives me to teach and return each morning to the classroom. I believe that each and every child is a star, and that it is my job as a teacher to help them achieve great things.

Erin Masura



Meet Our Staff



Cheryl, Lead Teacher
- Fireflies
I have been involved in children's education programs and ministry, assisting my husband who is a local pastor, for many years and thoroughly enjoy creating new and exciting learning opportunities for children. In my time outside of the classroom you will find me spending time with my husband and three children enjoying all of the splendor Montana has to offer, or hard at work in the garden.


Brianna, 
Aide- Fireflies
I was born and raised in Bozeman and am a proud graduate of Bozeman High. I have been caring for children for the last 6 years through childcare centers and summer camps. It was through a church summer camp that God showed me my true passion for working with children! In my free time  I enjoy spending time with family and friends and walks with my Boston Terrier!



Taylor, Lead Teacher
- Crickets
I am from MT and have lived in Bozeman for four years. I earned my Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Salish Kootenai College and have worked in childcare and Head Start programs for over 9 years. I love working with the kiddos, getting to know their little personalities, and helping them to learn more each day!


Terry, Aide- Crickets
I was born and raised in New Hampshire but have travelled frequently in the past 20 years to Europe and throughout this great country. I am a voracious reader, 2-3 books a week, scrapbooker, card maker and movie lover. I have three grown children and am patiently awaiting grandchildren. I love sharing my experiences and exploring new things with the children as we learn together while having a little fun at it too!


Sam, Lead Teacher- 
Beetles




Sara, Aide- Beetles
I recently moved to Bozeman from WA where I earned my cosmetology license. After working in children's salons I quickly realized being with the kids is what I truly love so I made the change into nannying and now preschool. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping and spending time with my boyfriend and dog!


Chelsey, Lead Teacher
Caterpillars
I have worked in childcare in WA for many years as well as being a soccer coach and have provided some skill learning assistance to youth in Bozeman too. My husband and I have an amazing little girl, along with our 2 dogs and cat they keep our house busy. I am excited to learn and grow with all of the children in the Caterpillar room!

Bettianne, AideCaterpillars
My family and I moved to Bozeman from Long Island, NY where I had 17+ years experience in the early education field. When I'm not working I enjoy gardening and cooking. Finding new places to hike and explore in Montana always makes me smile. 


Danita, Lead 
Teacher- Roly Polys
I was born and raised in Bozeman and have been working with children for almost 6 years. I enjoy my infants very much! Watching them grow, being there while they first eat table foods, and helping parents feel comfortable are some of my favorite things about working in this business. When I am not at work I enjoy camping, swimming, knitting, reading, and being with my amazing 10 year old son and my fiancé.


Katiee, AideRoly Polys
I have been caring for little ones my whole life and enjoy spending time with them. I love meeting new people, reading, writing and poetry. My fun and outgoing side helps me to get along well with everyone adults and the sweet little ones alike! I enjoy going above and beyond in all I do.


Nicole, Owner/Aide
As a Bozeman native I love the outdoors and all things MT! My family and all of my children's activities keep me running but I wouldn't change it for the world. Having the opportunity to work together with such a great group of people dedicating our days to so many wonderful kiddos has been a true blessing!


Haley Jo, Aide
Originally from OK and newly married, my passion is to serve God for the rest of my life and I feel he is equipping me to do that by loving and teaching children in collaboration with their parents. My husband and I are excited to one day have a family of our own!


Khiala, Aide
I am currently a Senior in high school and love playing softball which I hope to continue in college. I have been around children my whole life and have worked in childcare off and on throughout high school. Spending time with the littles can't help but make you smile!


Rhonda, Aide-


Addy, Culinary Lead
I'm excited to be back at Faith, having been in both the kitchen and classrooms previously while working as an aide, I'm looking forward to now cooking for the kids and introducing them to new things. I love cooking and hearing how much the kids love the food!

 
Patty, Operations Director
I am a mother of four beautiful children who keep me very busy with all of their sports; with soccer in the fall, wrestling in the winter, and softball all spring and summer; we never have a dull moment. I love camping, skiing, hiking, and playing cards when we have some free time. I have worked in the pre-school environment for over 10 years and love spending time with the kids and getting to know the families.
   Katie, Nicole, Sarah- Owners