Bright Little Stars, Inc. - Preschool | Billings, MT

Kids are our business

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MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND BRIGHT LITTLE STARS INC.

Karri Sweet – Owner/Director

 

My name is Karri Sweet, I am the director and owner of both locations of Bright Little Stars Inc.  I have lived most of my life in Montana and went to college in Bozeman.  I came to Billings to finish my college degree at MSU and graduated in 2006 with a bachelors in Elementary Education and Special Education.  The summer of 2006 we opened a preschool in our house.  We had struggled with finding a daycare and preschool for our oldest son and when considering having more children we weren’t comfortable with putting them in a daycare/preschool center. We have slowly expanded over many years, we moved out of my house and into the downtown location in May of 2008.  We opened our second location in May of 2013 on the west end. We have really enjoyed getting to know many families and kids in the Billings community.  My husband and I have 5 children currently ages 3, 4, 6, 7, and 14.  When selecting staff and making business decisions I enjoy being able to see things from both an owners and parents perspective.   Outside of work my kids stay active in many sports and church activities.  My husband and I lead a couple’s church group and I also lead a women’s bible study group.  As we continue to grow and expand I am not always able to get to know each parent on a personal level but I am confident with both of my assistant directors and their ability to lead.  If you ever need anything please feel free to let me know.  I think that it is vital for all business to be continually looking for ways to improve and adapt as needed.  We are truly thankful for all of the families that have been enrolled at Bright Little Stars Inc and look forward to helping many more families with their childcare needs.   

Do you have questions about our child care services? Call us today!

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Alysia Anderson – Director

 

I was born and raised in Worden, MT and graduated from Huntley Project High School in 2005. I was very involved during high school playing volleyball, softball, golf, band, jazz band, FFA, 4-H, and National Honor Society along with working a part-time job and helping out on our family farm and my grandparent’s farm. After high school, I attended MCC on a volleyball scholarship to pursue a nursing degree. After one year, I received a full scholarship to transfer to Montana Tech to play volleyball for their program and finish my degree but chose to come back to Billings and be closer to my family. I earned a spot on the softball team for the MSU-B Yellow Jackets but was unable to play due to it conflicting with the nursing program’s strict schedule. I started working for Karri in June 2007 and graduated from college in May 2008 with an Associates of Science in Nursing degree. I was torn and found it hard to leave the children as I enjoy teaching and taking care of the kids so I put off getting my license and chose to stay with Bright Little Stars Inc. I was promoted to Assistant Director in January 2011. Over the years, I’ve been busy working toward gaining all the knowledge and experience that I can through trainings and seminars to improve my background in Early Childhood Education.  On October 17th, 2014 Joshua, Maliyah (Josh’s 4 year old daughter), and I welcomed our daughter Kinsley into this world. We are so overjoyed and feel blessed to have this little bundle of joy in our lives. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends, camping, jet-skiing, fishing, hunting, and are involved with many adult league sports.  Our dedicated group of teachers are very passionate about all of our children, both past and present, for which they get to help mold daily into the vibrant and bright young individuals they will become.