Darcy Head Educator & Owner, EduPlay
Location: Missoula, MT
Enrollment: Enroll Now
Ratio: 1 adult per 6 children
Hours: 9:00 am — 3:00 pm
Ages: 3 years — 5 years
Approach: MyVillage Learning Approach
Rates: $581/month (Open Monday/Wednesday/Friday)


About Our Educators

  • Q. Why did you become an Educator?

    I believe children need to fall in love with learning early! I’m committed to engaging early learners through play, literature, experience and hands-on practice.
  • Q. What's your favorite part about being an Educator?

    I love seeing the look of sheer delight on a child’s face when they learn something new, find something interesting or master a new skill. I also love building relationships with little humans and their families!
  • Q. Anything else parents should know about you or your family?

    I have a master’s in education and an endorsement in reading. I taught kindergarten for 10 years and first grade for two years. I am a warm, enthusiastic and loving educator. Kids that come into my school will become part of my extended family! My husband and I have two sweet little girls: Presley who is 4.5 and will be attending preschool, and Hayden who is 1-year-old.

About Our School

  • Q. What's your early childhood education philosophy?

    I wholeheartedly believe children should learn in a literature and language-rich environment and by playing with lots of hands-on experiences. I also believe in whole-child education that focuses on the social-emotional development of little people as much as the academic side.
  • Q. What's your school set-up like?

    My school is a cozy in-home environment that has child-centered activities and spots throughout my house. I believe in rotating out stimulating toys, literature and center materials to keep children excited and engaged in learning. I also have a wonderful fully-fenced backyard for lots of outside play and movement (weather permitting).
  • Q. What snacks & meals do you provide?

    I will provide nutritious morning snacks and lunches. If you prefer to pack your own snacks and lunches, I am happy with that too!
  • Q. Anything else parents should know?

    We do have three cats living in our house. They keep to themselves or go outside, but if you have a kitty allergy that is something to consider!

About Our Parent Relationships

  • Q. What do you expect from me as a parent?

    I expect my parents to keep open communication with me about any questions, concerns or events happening at home. I expect parents to do their best to help their child make it to school on time and on each and every scheduled day so they can maximize their learning potential.
  • Q. Do you encourage visits from parents?

    Absolutely! I would love to welcome anyone into our program who is interested in volunteering, but it is not a requirement.

Become a MyVillage Family

When your child enrolls with EduPlay, you’re gaining so much more than childcare, you’re becoming a MyVillage Family. Here are just some of the benefits of being a MyVillage Family:

  • Trusted Educators

    All MyVillage Educators are trained, licensed, insured, CPR Certified, and offer high-quality care in a safe and nurturing environment.

  • Personalized Care

    A small group setting in a family home environment results in natural socialization, development, and a personalized approach for your child.

  • Reliable

    Our unique support system means that if your educator is sick, you won’t have to call in sick too.

  • Learning & Development

    The MyVillage Education Experience encourages play-based learning and growth.

Learn more about the MyVillage Experience