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Welcome to Family Connections Montana

  • As of July 1st, Families and Providers will contact the local CCR&R serving their region for Child Care Referrals and Provider Updates.
  • Family Connections serves 23 counties in North Central & Eastern Montana: Glacier, Toole, Liberty, Pondera, Teton, Chouteau, Cascade, Judith Basin, Fergus, Petroleum, Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Garfield, McCone, Richland, Dawson, Prairie and Wibaux!
  • Kids and Teens 18 and Under Eat FREE June 13-August 12! Click here for Summer Meal Sites
  • The STARS Outdoor Environment Mini Grant is now available!   The application deadline is Monday, August 1 at 5:00 pm.
  • The FAEYC Summer Mini-Conference will feature Rusty Keeler, author of Natural Playscapes on Friday, July 15th 9am-4pm at FVCC in Kalispell.
  • Donate to Family Connections, to help children in our communities have a successful future!
  • Shopping online? Amazon Smile will donates .5% of your purchases!
  • Smiths Community Rewards: Link your card to Family Connections #94260, call 1-800-444-8081
  • Fingerprint & Notary Services: call 406-761-6010 for fees and required documents
  • Financial Assistance: P-3 Endorsement/Early Childhood Master’s Degree
  • STARS Readiness/STARS to Quality Essentials:
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classes for providers

  • Jun. 25, 2016 - Montana Blended Pyramid Model-Module 1

    Learn strategies based upon the Pyramid Model to help children develop social emotional skills and how you as a provider can help children with challenging behaviors. You MUST have taken Intro to the Pyramid Model.

  • Jul. 01, 2016 - BEST: Bringing Early Success Training to Providers

    BEST (Bringing Early Success Training to Providers) is an individualized program for new providers, or anyone in the early childhood field needing extra support. This 23 hour program  includes a binder filled with 10 lessons covering topics such as Child Growth and Development, Planning Activities, Child Guidance, Health and Safety, Parents and Families, Licensing, and […]

  • Jul. 06, 2016 - Director’s Lunch Bunch

    Bring your lunch and take a break from your hectic day. Share ideas and support with other center directors.  Topics will include personnel policies and employee handbooks, advocacy, accreditation, and legal matters to name a few. KB: Professionalism CDA: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism

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STARS to Quality Essentials

What has been known as STARS Readiness (and is now called STARS to Quality Essentials) is now online at  It is a great course that really talks about childcare in MT, what a Quality Rating Improvement System is all about, and specifics about STARS to Quality in MT. As of July 1, 2015 all […]

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