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We need your help! The Montana Child Care Resource & Referral Network wants to learn more about the everyday challenges of home based child care providers. Educating young children is hard. Running a business is hard. We want to help! Please take five minutes and complete this anonymous survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTchildcare ...

Provider Grants are administered by the Child Care Resource & Referral agency.   This grant has limited funding therefore will be a first come, first served basis. This Provider Grant can be used for the purposes of: Start Up Funds Infant Toddler Expansion Funds Emergency/Natural Disaster Funds For more information, download the application here....

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...

You have what it takes to be a Brain Builder! Download the FREE Vroom App to boost your child's learning with fast and fun tips!...

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 ...

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....