Welcome to Explorers Academy!

Explorers Academy provides comprehensive services for young children and their families to achieve school readiness and lifelong success. Explorers Academy enhances the social and cognitive development of low income children through the provision of education, health, nutrition, social and other services for children and their families.  We are proud to serve children and families in Yellowstone and Carbon counties from our locations in Billings, Laurel, and Lockwood!

ParentsClick here to download the 2017-2018 Parent Handbook and check out our First Aid Policy too!


Strengthening Families Month at Explorers Academy

National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2017, Building community. Building hope.Nationally, the month of April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. During the month of April, organizations throughout Montana will join together to focus on strengthening families, keeping children safe and making communities strong. The color blue and blue pinwheels have become symbols of Strengthening Families Month. You will see Blue Pinwheels for Prevention throughout our community representing hope, health and safety for children.

Learn more about Strengthening Families Month at Explorers Academy


Explorers Academy - North Park

615 North 19th St.
Billings, MT 59101

P: (406) 245-7233
F: (406) 245-1260

Explorers Academy - Terry Park

511 Custer Ave
Billings, MT 59101

P: (406) 245-7233

Explorers Academy - Laurel

410 Colorado Ave.
Laurel, MT 59044

P: (406) 628-5870

Explorers Academy - Lockwood

1932 US Hwy. 87 East
Billings, MT 59101

P: (406) 867-6224
F: (406) 867-6222

I love Head Start and I think my child loves it even more than I do!

- Melody

My son’s teacher gave me support and helped me see that, as a mother, I am my children’s first and most important teacher. A gift I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

- Michaela T