Trinity Lutheran Child Care Center Celebrating 25 years of quality, Christian Child Care
                                 Trinity Lutheran Child Care Center                                                Celebrating 25 years                                    of quality, Christian Child Care

We're There for You and Your Child

Our staff consists of a Center Director who is responsible to the Child Care Board.  His job is to carry out all the policies set by that Board as well as oversee all caregivers and support staff.  His job also includes ensuring that continually appropriate Christian curriculum and interaction with the children is maintained at a high level. 

The staff is a unit of caregivers that desire to love and care for the children according to our Lord’s plan for Christian nurturing.  They plan educational activities, facilitate learning, promote social interaction, enforce manners and self-confidence, and provide love in a Christ-centered atmosphere. 

The lead teacher in each room will be your child’s primary caregiver.  She/He will communicate with you in a variety of ways.  She/He will have conversations at drop off and pick up times, through the monthly newsletter, through parent teacher conferences, through phone calls, and through notes going home.  Each room is also assigned teacher assistants who will support the lead teachers.  We try to attract & maintain a consistently qualified, well-trained staff and reduce the staff turnover as much as possible.

Meet Our Staff

Office:

Josh Holladay-Director-(employed since June 2022)

Tammy Arlint – Office Assistant, Lead Teacher-Praying Mantis Class-(employed since 1998)

            Mrs. Arlint was born and raised in Whitefish and graduated in 19??  She is married to John Arlint and they have three children:  Bryan who recently graduated from U of M, Adam who graduated from MSU, and Sarah who just graduated from MSU and has been a caregiver here at Trinity in the summer.  Mrs. Arlint has been here at Trinity off and on since 1998 working with all age groups, covering during maternity leaves, vacations, etc.  She has been working with the After School Care children for the past few years.  She loves to camp, kayak, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Montana during the summer.  Her favorite bible verse:  Jeremiah 29:11

Amy Ream – Lead Teacher  (employed from August 2000 – August 2002 and August 2004 – Present)- Program Supervisor (August 2014-Present)

            Miss Ream was born and raised in Columbia Falls and has always called the Flathead Valley home.  In 1997, she graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  She taught preschool in Columbia Falls for one year before going to Brazil.  She taught a combined first and second grade class of missionary children there for two years.  Upon returning from Brazil she began her work here at Trinity.  She currently resides in Kalispell where she occasionally takes children into her home as a foster parent.  Miss Ream had the blessing of adopting her daughter on 2/2/22.

Shannon Lewis-Cook-(employed since May 2022)

Katie Schnee-Lead Teacher-Substitute (employed since October 2013)

          Miss Katie is married to Mark Schnee and they have two teenage children: Adrian and James.  She previously taught K-12 Art in Valier.  Miss Katie is currently a Sunday School teacher and a BSF Children's Leader.  She likes to read and go for walks.

 

Roly Poly Class:

Suzanne Rasmussen-Lead Teacher-Roly Poly Class-(employed since September 2021)

 

 

Connie Robinson-Lead Teacher-Substitute-Roly Poly Class-(employed since July 2012)

            Miss Connie is married and has two adult sons and two grandsons.  She has taught children for many years and in various capacities: childcare, elementary school and preschool.  She particularly loves working with 2 year olds in a Christian environment.  When she is not teaching Miss Connie takes care of 4 dogs, a rabbit, a large bearded dragon and her 2 grandsons.  She’d have more animals if she had the time and space.

 

Melissa Hunt-Lead Teacher-Substitute-Roly Poly Class-(employed since October 2022)

 

Wiggleworm Class:

Christina Henry-Lead Teacher–Wiggleflies Class (employed since August 2015)

            Mrs. Henry likes being with children, working with them and sharing about Jesus and His love for us.  She has worked with children for 15 years as a teacher in Preschool, Kindergarten and at the Elementary level in Lutheran Schools.  She moved to Kalispell from Southern California with her wonderful husband, Paul Henry, and their precious God-given children, Micah (11)  and Caralina (8).  Mrs. Henry’s children go to Trinity School and Childcare.  Her hobbies are tatting, knitting and crocheting.

 

Diana Vasquez-Assistant Teacher-Wiggleflies and Beehive Classes-(employed since February 2022)

 

Abby Wambeke-Assistant Teacher-Wiggleflies Class-(employed since January 2021)

 

Amy Ream – Lead Teacher-Wiggleflies Class-(employed from August 2000 – August 2002 and August 2004 – Present)- Program Supervisor (August 2014-Present)

            Miss Ream was born and raised in Columbia Falls and has always called the Flathead Valley home.  In 1997, she graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  She taught preschool in Columbia Falls for one year before going to Brazil.  She taught a combined first and second grade class of missionary children there for two years.  Upon returning from Brazil she began her work here at Trinity.  She currently resides in Kalispell where she occasionally takes children into her home as a foster parent.  Miss Ream had the blessing of adopting her daughter on 2/2/22.

Butterfly Class:

Currently closed 

 

Busy Bee Class:

Shelly Christensen –Lead Teacher – Busy Bee Class (employed since February 2007)

            Mrs. Christensen is married and has two children, Alexis and Damian.  They are members here at Trinity Lutheran Church and Alexis and Damian previously attended Trinity School.  Mrs. Christensen enjoys working with all the children of Trinity.  She works with the older children in the summer and has been blessed to see them learning and growing both physically and spiritually.  Hearing the children witness to each other and learning to pray out loud has been priceless.  When not at work, she likes many different outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, bike riding, and camping.

Jessica Lenz –Lead Teacher – Busy Bee Class – (employed since April 2010)

            Miss Jessica was born in Montana and is the youngest of six children.  She has two sons and one daughter-in-law. Before coming to Trinity, she worked at a secular child care facility in Utah for 5 years. But Jessica's passion is teaching children about Jesus! She ways it is such a blessing to watch the children not only learn but grow more mature in Christ. She is delighted to be able to see the children she taught be productive older children at Trinity school and in the Praying Mantis class as well. When not working Jessica enjoys spending time with her siblings, movies and COFFEE.

Chase Wiley-Assistant Teacher-Beehive and Praying Mantis Classes-(employed since December 2021)

 

Diana Vasquez-Assistant Teacher-Wiggleflies and Beehive Classes-(employed since February 2022)

 

Praying Mantis Class:

Jeannette Hartmann-Lead Teacher-Praying Mantis Class (employed since September 2016)

 

Tammy Arlint – Office Assistant, Lead Teacher-Praying Mantis Class-(employed since 1998)

            Mrs. Arlint was born and raised in Whitefish and graduated in 19??  She is married to John Arlint and they have three children:  Bryan who recently graduated from U of M, Adam who graduated from MSU, and Sarah who just graduated from MSU and has been a caregiver here at Trinity in the summer.  Mrs. Arlint has been here at Trinity off and on since 1998 working with all age groups, covering during maternity leaves, vacations, etc.  She has been working with the After School Care children for the past few years.  She loves to camp, kayak, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Montana during the summer.  Her favorite bible verse:  Jeremiah 29:11

Chase Wiley-Assistant Teacher-Beehive and Praying Mantis Classes-(employed since December 2021)

 

COVID SICK POLICY

Please click below to see our updated sick policy.  This is based on the Health Department's recommendations and will be in effect until further notice.

Sick Policy.docx
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We're Here for You

Address

Trinity Lutheran Child Care

486 3rd Avenue West N

Kalispell, MT 59901

Phone

406 756-8754

Fax

406 407-7049

E-Mail

tlccc@trinitykalispell.org

Or use our 

contact form.

News

Classroom Phone Numbers

Roly Poly 407-2273

Wiggleworms 407-3332

Butterflies  756-2090

Beehive  270-4463

Youth Center  260-2004

Useful Information

Each month we send out a notification for access to our online newletter.  If you have gmail and are not receiving the notification, please check your "Promotions" folder.  If you did not receive the newsletter notification, please make sure the office has your e-mail address. 

Monthly Newsletters and Menu

5 Week Rotating Menu October--April
Winter Menu.xlsx
Microsoft Excel sheet [32.8 KB]
4 Week Rotating Menu May-September
Summer Menu.xls
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