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About Us

Karen and I are both licensed teachers who are excited to be offering an academic preschool focusing on Kindergarten readiness. We believe in using the same programs that the school districts are using. We are familiar and impressed by these programs as we have taught them in a public school setting.

​​We believe in educating the whole child, and providing experiences for all children to feel academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for Kindergarten. Preschoolers learn through play and direct teaching. Through this approach, your child will experience a fun, engaging environment where learning is a hoot! The Knowledge Nest students will acquire knowledge, so that they can spread their wings on their flight to becoming lifelong learners.

Kari Hawks
Owner / Teacher

Kari studied Elementary Education at University of Great Falls with the desire to shape the young minds of today. After her tenure as a teacher in public elementary school she decided to open The Knowledge Nest Preschool. Kari’s exceptional focus and motivation towards early childhood education is truly her mission.


Karen Crowe
Owner / Teacher
Karen has an exceptional ability to communicate and educate in a learning environment. Her passion and enthusiasm show each and every day. Karen has a Bachelors of Science in Special Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She taught in public schools for 22 years before pursuing The Knowledge Nest.


603 South Main  •  Kalispell, MT 59901
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