Welcome to Family Connections Montana

  • Providers, we are currently transitioning to a new credit card acceptance system through our website for payment of classes- we are working to smooth some bumps in this system but in the meantime we have other options for accepting credit card payment. Please call Tammy at 406-761-6010 if you experience difficulty with the system.
  • Mini Grant applications are now available for providers for information click here
  • The Early Childhood Services Bureau recently sent a letter to all licensed providers regarding policy changes and STARS updates. To view the letter please click here.
  • The Early Childhood Services Bureau is in the process of launching their new website, as a result many links on our page may not be working, your patience as we work to update all links is appreciated.
  • Family Connections is hiring a full-time LCP Specialist and a part-time Referral Specialist. Click here for more information and the employment application.
  • The Early Childhood Services Bureau is currently accepting applications for STARS. All interested providers please click STARSApplication to apply.
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  • Jan. 26, 2015 - Creating a Curriculum

    Are you struggling to plan activities to keep children busy and learning? We’ll explore different philosophies of early childhood education to design one that fits you and the children you work with. KB: Curriculum CDA: To advance physical and intellectual competence MELS Content: All Domains Must attend all 3 sessions (1/26, 2/23,3/16)) to receive credit

  • Jan. 29, 2015 - Introduction to the Pyramid Model

    Find out what the Pyramid Model is and how the strategies can help providers create an environment that fosters social emotional growth in children and helps prevent challenging behavior. KB: Child Guidance, Environmental Design CDA: To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance *STARS required course; open to all providers *This class […]

  • Feb. 03, 2015 - Montana Blended Pyramid Model- Module 2- Northern Counties

    Continue learning 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 AND Module 1 prior to registering for this course. KB: Child Guidance, Family & Community Partnerships, Environmental Design CDA: […]

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Mini Grant Applications are now available

Mini Grant Application Family Connections MT Mini Grant Fact Sheet What is a mini grant? • A mini grant is for child care providers who are in need of funds to: o Replace equipment o Purchase developmentally appropriate toys or supplies o Meet licensing requirements (e.g. install egress window) o Help paying for damages caused […]

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