Ribbon Cutting at Morningstar Learning Center
Name: Ribbon Cutting at Morningstar Learning Center
Date: February 1, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM MST
Morningstar Learning Center’s mission is to fill a critical void in Big Sky’s basic community infrastructure by providing accessible, affordable early education childcare services. They are proud to further their ability in fulfilling this mission with the addition of a new infant building. This newly built facility will increase their ability to offer daycare to Big Sky's youngest residents.
Currently, Morningstar Learning Center is the only full time daycare or preschool in the community. Big Sky is a resort community, with 5 winter/summer resorts and a large number of second homes, and the high property values that accompany such an area. Accordingly, the cost to live and work in Big Sky is much higher than in other rural Montana communities. The young families who live and work here often work several hourly jobs to make ends meet. There are very few salaried jobs available. Historically, the lack of childcare has forced some young families to move out of the community, threatening the growth and prosperity of our area.