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Parents and Child Care Providers You have the opportunity to have your voice heard! Please share your experience with Child Care Provider Support, the STARS Program, Child Care Scholarships, etc. Legislators need to hear from you as they make important decisions for our children, families, early childhood educators, and most importantly - OUR FUTURE! Register here! More information about...

Do you need more information about help available to child care programs and providers? The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recently published a document on February 2021 titled:  Navigating Relief - An Overview of the Help that may be Available for Child Care Programs & Providers. This document is designed to help child care center...

Memo to:  Montana Child Care Providers From:  Patty Butler, Chief Re:  2020 tax reporting year payments I want to take a moment to share with you some information pertaining to tax records and information you may receive in the form of 1099s. For the 2020 tax year, child care providers may receive two types of 1099 reports from the...

Are you a woman business owner?   The state of Montana and the Women's Business Center have a grant program specifically for women called the "Impact Grant" competition. In the application, business owners share a compelling story of how the grant would help grow and strengthen their businesses, or how it would impact their community. Apply NOW for one...

On December 27, 2020, the  Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (the Economic Aid Act) was signed into law. The Act authorizes the SBA to guarantee PPP Second Draw Loans, under generally the same terms and conditions available for the original first draw PPP loans established by the CARES Act. What You Need To...

The Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship will pay for temporary absences caused by a child care facility that temporarily closes for a two-week quarantine due to COVID-19 or a child’s absence due to COVID-19.  Click here for more information. 2020 09 COVID-19 Payment Practices Flyer (FINAL) (2)...

The Montana Crisis Recovery program provides support and helpful resources to communities with Free, confidential crisis counseling. Call a crisis counselor today 1-877-503-0833 M-F 10am – 10pm Download the flier here: 201218 Crisis Counseling Flier...

Beginning 1/1/2021, many of the courses previously required as part of Licensing Orientation training will no longer be offered free of charge. If any of your staff are working on the following classes, they need to be completed and passed by the end of December. In January, they will still be available with a registration...