About Us

Big Timber Daycare opened in 2018 after we saw an overwhelming need for more child care in Sweet Grass County. We have a fantastic staff that loves children, is here to help them grow and develop to the best of their abilities and loves providing a positive atmosphere for each child that comes here. 

Big timber daycare is a Montana state licensed group child care. We are licensed for age 0-12 years old. We specialize in supervised play and exploring. Preschool age children and school age children attend our sister program , Little Learners Preschool. During the school year we focus on play centered learning to get children ready for school entry. In the afternoons we help care for preschool and school age children combined. 

Helping with homework , art projects and snack time. And during the summer all students 5 and over get to attend our summer STEM program where we focus on fun theme filled weeks with lots of great activities including, building, science, music, gardening , waterworks and more. We facilitate local swimming lessons at the city pool and provide a fun day filled program for school aged children.

Why Choose Us?


Safe Environment



Stacey Smith


Stacey Smith founded Big Timber Daycare  in 2018. She has always loved children and has been interacting with them since she was a young child. She has a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies and before coming to Big Timber , Montana worked in Oceanside, California as a Youth Pastor. She currently resides in Big Timber, Montana with her husband , Casey Smith of 12 years, and her 8 year old daughter Sequoia. She absolutely loves Big Timber Daycare and thinks it’s success has been made in part from her supporting family and excellent team of staff. 

In her spare time she loves being mommy, snowboarding, cycling, and making life at home beautiful. She volunteers at a local church as one of the worship pastors and recently finished a term on the Sweet Grass Chamber of Commerce Board. She also works alongside her husband building the Sweet Grass Technical Institute. An after school program for high school students wanting to learning a trade.


Our mission is to care for children in a positive atmosphere, giving them time to play, and develop their God given abilities .


Our vision provides a loving home like experience to every child where they can play and develop with caring experienced staff.


Our philosophy is play-based. We allow children to learn about their environment through play experiences every day all day.