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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...

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!!!  Register for these exciting training opportunities TODAY!  12/1/2010-Professional and Business Practices 12/2/2010-Ignite the Accreditation Spark (FREE) 12/7/2010-The Continuum of Quality-Annual Renewals and Re-accreditation Quality Standards for NAFCC Accreditation-Professional and Business Practices 12/1/2010  5:30-7 p.m. (Pacific Time) $50  Register HERE!!! The foundation of NAFCC Accreditation lies in the 289 Quality Standards.  These standards are research based, centered on...

Babies love simple games. If your little one makes a funny face, try making a funny face back. Pretty soon you'll both be having fun!  Or try answering his coos and squawks, and soon you'll be having a “conversation.”   What do babies learn from games like these?  They are learning about the give-and-take of relationships.  Games...

Family Connections Montana has received the updated mini grant application and, as promised, communicating it as quickly as possible.  As the 1st quarter is quickly coming to an end, the deadline for mini grant applications is no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. In future quarters, we will have an early bird...

From Jamie Palagi, Early Childhood Services Bureau Chief The Early Childhood Services Bureau is announcing changes to the Legally Unregistered Provider Program and child care referral services. Historically, these services have been available through local community Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies throughout Montana. As a cost savings effort, these services are now being centralized to...

Due to new classes and grant requirements, Family Connections Montana, formerly Family Connections, has revised its policies regarding professional development classes.  Please call with any questions you may have. All dates, times, and locations are tentative and subject to change. View our Professional Development Training Calendar. No children please. Pre-payment required, and NO REFUNDS will be given unless...