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Emergencies affect us all.  Imagine having a child fall ill while at child care or having an accident while traveling. An unexpected call about a death in the family can derail a day, a week or even months. Floods, structure fires, blizzards, heatwaves, tornadoes, forest fires, and earthquakes affect more than just our families. Whole communities,...

Fun Fact #1: Science tells us that our child’s first 5 years are the best time to build the brain! Fun Fact #2: You already have what it takes to build your child’s brain! Fun Fact #3: The FREE app to make it happen is Vroom or use the website vroom.org! The purpose of the Vroom app and...

Summer To-Do lists can run something like this in Montana: swim, bike, play at the park, get ice cream, camp, picnic, sleep late, find shade or shelter, as well as they myriad of regular tasks such as finding childcare, keeping up on household chores and scheduling out work and vacation time. When making out your list...

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR APRIL FEATURE TEACHER WINNER DENISE CARSON! Denise works at Denise’s Daycare with Children ages birth to 6 years. She was working as an Early Childhood Professional for 23+ years. Working with children has taught her to be patient and listen. The most important thing in her classroom is to manners and friendship. ...

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MARCH FEATURE TEACHER WINNER STACY FISCHER! Stacy works at Kidz Korner Child Care for children 2-5 years old. She was working as an Early Childhood Professional for 20 years. Working with children has taught her to embrace every moment spent with them. The most important thing in her classroom is to ensure there is space...

Check out the new USDA Team Nutrition resource: Grow It, Try It, Like It! Fun with Fruits and Vegetables at Family Child Care. Garden-based nutrition education for children ages 3 - 5 in family child care settings. • Lesson plans for six featured fruits and vegetables • MyPlate Poster • Tasty Acres Farm Map • Memory Card Game https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/grow-it-homes #TeamNutrition ...

CONGRADULATIONS TO OUR FEBRUARY FEATURE TEACHER WINNER ANGELA TOLDNESS! FEATURE TEACHER SPOTLIGHT:  We Want to Feature YOU!!! Complete the “Feature Teacher Spotlight Questionnaire” below and email it to debh@familyconnectionsmt.org. Each month we will draw one lucky early childhood professional to be featured on our Facebook page and twitter feed. Each monthly winner will receive a children’s book...

What is a Fresh Start Grant? One-time funding for child care providers to: Expand/start/retain a child care business with emphasis on addressing community needs. Contact a Family Connections Referral Specialist for more information about child care needs in your area. Community need documentation should be included in your grant request. Help paying for damages caused...

Fingerprint and Notary services are available at our offices in Great Falls and Havre. Contact us for information about fees, required documents, and to make an appointment....