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The field of early childhood care and education had a big win in Washington DC last month. Congress passed the FY2020 government spending bills for the remaining fiscal year. The bill included a funding increase of over $1 billion for early learning and care programs, including a $500 million increase for the Child Care Development...

Your ability to recover from an emergency tomorrow may depend on the planning and preparation you d today. Click here to learn tips which all individuals and families, and the people who assist and support persons with disabilities, children and others with access and functional needs, can take to prepare for emergencies before they happen....

Holidays have so much to alert the sense this time of year! Schedule changes and bright, flickering lights; music piping from every store speaker, the bustle of crowds and the congestion of lines; dietary changes (usually in the form of a year’s worth of sugar), calendar overloads, invitations and obligations abound. Some of us are...

Click here for information about the Early Childhood Services Bureau, updates on our partners in the state, and the work we all do for children and families....

Family Connections is expanding and has a new employment opportunity to work with our dynamic team! We are seeking a positive professional who is motivated, organized, and creative with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. We offer health insurance, retirement plan, personal time off, paid holidays, and a family friendly work environment. The position is 40 hours/week including...

We all need to eat and in this season, so many fun choices abound! Help kids maintain their bodies and minds through these fun “project” foods. Snowballs 1 cup nutbutter/peanut butter of choice 1 ¼ cup of dry powdered milk ½ cup honey ½-1 cup shredded coconut Mix first three ingredients well. Roll into 1-2 inch...

Project Learning Tree/Growing Up Wild Early Childhood Educator Workshop When: Saturday, January 25, 2020 Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Where: Fish, Wildlife, and Park 4600 Giant Springs Rd. Great Falls Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for educators working with youth from pre-K to grade 12. Benefits Include: PLT guide with 11...