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Exciting news!  Clients can now apply for SNAP directly online through Montana Connections.  Clients also have the option of using a pre-screening tool to find out which programs they are likely to be eligible for.  Both the application and pre-screening tool can be used for SNAP, Medicaid, TANF< and Healthy MT Kids.  The new online...

www.ChildCareTraining.org – Professional Development for Early Childhood Practitioners Complete your annual training hours on your terms! ChildCareTraining.org offers an array of early childhood courses that can be completed anytime, anywhere with guaranteed grading in three business days. With nearly 30 available courses in the Course Catalog, ChildCareTraining.org covers critical early childhood issues that are relevant to your...

Family Connections Montana says goodbye to our Provider Services Manager, Rhonda Schwenke.  She has worked diligently and passionately for us and we will miss her tremendously.  Fortunately, Rhonda has accepted a position with the Early Childhood Services Bureau ,meaning we still get to work alongside her in early childhood, just in a different capacity.  Rhonda,...

After some feedback and confusion about registering for classes through our new website, we have decided to write this “how to” in order to help ease the frustration people have been experiencing, including our own staff.  The process seems complicated; however, it is much easier to navigate than our previous site and after a couple...

Family Connections Montana is implementing a new date stamping policy.  As in the past, every piece of paperwork, whether received in person, by mail, dropbox, or fax (email correspondence already has date information included in the message by default) is date stamped in order to ensure that it is processed timely.   As of January 24,...

Family Connections Montana has been experiencing many changes the last year.  One was expanding our space to include what we anticipated to be a new training room on the main floor of the building instead of upstairs.  The new space was needed in order to operate the two new grants we received.  After much thought,...

Attention Providers!  To ensure payment for scholarship families is received in a timely manner, all hours that are billed for must fall between the hours of operation listed in CCUBS.  Family Connections Montana will not be able to pay for hours billed outside of the hours of operation in CCUBS.  Contact Family Connections Montana by...

Family Connections Montana enjoys our new website with all its new features and hopes our customers are finding it more current and user-friendly.  The new site offers us flexibility in changing content, adding classes, and growing as an organization well into the future. With the new website, some changes occurred in class registration and online payment. ...

Applications for the US Department of Education’s Teaching Ambassador Fellowship are now available online.  Teaching Ambassadors are outstanding teachers who have a record of leadership, strong communication skills, and policy insight who work for one year for the US Department of Education, either full-time in Washington, DC or part-time in their home states.  The Teaching...

We can start teaching our young children about emotions by helping them name their feelings. For example, if your child is enjoying riding her sled down a snowy hill, you could say: “I see you are smiling and looking like you are having fun on your sled. I think you are feeling happy?” Reading books...