Diedre Hodgson
Phone: 406-994-4370
Location: Louise Shunk Day Care Community Center
1295 West Garfield Street

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 174200
Bozeman, MT 59717-4200

ASMSU Daycare Mission Statement 

The ASMSU Day Care Preschool Center's mission is to serve the MSU students, staff, and faculty as a quality early education center for children age 2 ½ years until entrance into kindergarten; to implement a program to meet the needs of young children at different ages and developmental levels; to be an inclusive setting for children and their families; to support families as valued partners in the education process; and to promote a learning community of children and adults that promotes optimal child development and healthy families. 

 About Us 

The ASMSU Day Care provides child care and educational activities for preschoolers ages 2½ until entrance into kindergarten. Children do not have to be toilet trained. Open to children of MSU students, staff and faculty. School is in session Monday through Friday 7:45a.m. to 5:15p.m. on the days MSU classes are in session. We are open during summer session. Half days and whole days are available. The staff consists of a Director and primary teachers who have college degrees in early childhood or a related field, and student aides.

Under our holistic philosophy, we concern ourselves with the total child. Our goal is to help preschoolers progress in all areas of development (social, intellectual, emotional and physical) by using developmentally appropriate practice. Our primary aim is to help each child grow in self-confidence and self-esteem. In addition, the school offers some referral services for those wishing to find other child care options, parenting information, and the opportunity for MSU students to work with young children. A hot lunch, consisting of a protein source, vegetable, fruit, bread, and milk will be served to those staying over the lunch hour. The food is prepared by the MSU Food Services at Miller Dining and brought to the school. In addition, a breakfast snack in the AM and a snack in the PM will be prepared at the day care school. We participate in the USDA Child Food Program. There is also a committee that advises and formulates policy for the school as well as prepares and presents the budget. There are four student member positions open and if you are interested, please ask for further information in Room 221 of the SUB.


October 4, 2016


Dear Families,

ASMSU Day Care Preschool participates in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. Information about the program and our meal policies are found in our Family Handbook. We are providing you with an updated statement regarding the USDA Food Program’s Civil Rights Policy. This statement is also being added to a revised Family Handbook which will be available to you.

 “And Justice for all. . .

 “In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activities. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410


(202) 690-7442


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

If you want to enroll your child in our ASMSU Daycare Center, download and complete the application:

Daycare Application 

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 Get Involved

If you are interested in working for the ASMSU Daycare, please fill out BOTH of the documents below:

Employment Application 

Student Availability Form 


"In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Cival Rights, Room 326-W. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

Our program is proud to have earned NAEYC Accreditation – the mark of quality for early childhood education programs.

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