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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 ...

The Region 8 Head Start Association Conference will be in Billings, MT on October 17-19, 2019.  The focus is Family Engagement and all early childhood professionals are invited to attend and/or present....

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...

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project and Montana Children’s Trust Fund grant are holding a Grandparent Leadership Seminar on April 9th 9am-3pm at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls . The seminar is a one day workshop to encourage grandparent leadership within their group and community. The topics covered will include legal issues surrounding grandparents raising grandchildren (specifically guardianship...

Learn about the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission tips for creating a safe sleep environment for your baby, and you can also check out this comprehensive guide about baby sleep safety....