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  • Family Connections offers Fingerprinting and Notary Services to our community by appointment only. Call our office at 406-761-6010 for details about fees and required documentation.
  • AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Family Connections every time you shop, at no cost to you. You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Family Connections. Click here to shop.
  • Exciting news from the Early Childhood Project: Apply for financial assistance for course work leading to the P-3 endorsement or an early childhood master’s degree. Click here for the project overview, application and instructions.
  • During the summer child care providers often plan activities to get children out to enjoy the warm weather. Three areas of Safety Concern: Transportation, Swimming & Supervision. Click here for more information.
  • 2015 Summer Mentor Institute is offering FREE quality professional development! Click here for more information.
  • What has been known as STARS Readiness (and is now called STARS to Quality Essentials) is now online at www.ChildCareTraining.org.  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.
  • Click here to view the Early Childhood Services Bureau Spring Newsletter.
  • The Early Childhood Project Career Choices and Challenges newsletter includes information on upcoming state wide events. Click here to view.
  • The Early Childhood Services Bureau is currently accepting applications for STARS. All interested providers please click STARSApplication to apply.
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classes for providers

  • Aug. 03, 2015 - Introduction to The Pyramid Model

    Find out what the Pyramid Model is and how the strategies canhelp providers create an environment that fosters social emotional growth in children and helps prevent challenging behavior. Knowledge Base Content Area(s): CDA Content Areas: Child Guidance (2 Hours) Supporting children’s social and emotional development (2 Hours)

  • Aug. 04, 2015 - New Provider Orientation

    Required for family and group child care providers to attend within the first 60 days of registration. The morning session reviews licensing paperwork and requirements with our local licensor. The afternoon session reviews health, safety, child development/well-being, discipline/guidance, nutrition/food safety, and best business practices with FCMT. We do take a 30 minute break for lunch.  You […]

  • Aug. 05, 2015 - Director’s Lunch Bunch

    It’s lunch time! Take a break, bring your ideas, a lunch item and join other owners and directors for a lively discussion about topics relevant to your role as an owner/director. Knowledge Base Content Area(s): Program Management (2 Hours) CDA Content Areas: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism (2 Hours)  

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MTAEYC Conference registration is now open!

The 2015 conference will be held October 15-17 in Bozeman, MT. It will focus on the four core domains of the MT Early Learning Standards; emotional/social, physical, communication, and cognition. All sessions will include reference to the MT Early Learning Standards and emphasize the importance of intentionality in Early Childhood Education. For details visit: Website […]

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