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DPHHS Early Childhood and Family Support Division is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Town Hall: Out of School Time Grants Time: Aug 13, 2020 03:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Purpose: Please join the DPHHS Early Childhood and Family Support Division in a town hall to discuss the recent announcement from the Governor’s Office,...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 CONTACTS: Marissa Perry, Communications Director, Governor’s Office, (406) 444-4514 Erin Loranger, Press Secretary, Governor’s Office, (406) 444-9725 Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936 Governor Bullock Directs $50 Million to Maintain and Expand Child Care and Support Montana Families MONTANA - Governor Steve Bullock today announced he will direct $50 million to increase child...

For the health and safety of our staff, providers and community; Family Connections will not be offering live training events in region 6 through September 30, 2020. We will be offering a variety of web based classes to replace scheduled live events, see here for the schedule.  ...

The Provider Portal User Guide is located on the Provider Portal Login screen. This is where providers can find instructions on how to sign in (Page 4-5 of 55), request a new password (Page 6-7 of 55), and content in the Provider Portal (Table of Contents, Page 2 of 55). Tips: • The User ID is the person’s...

Apply now for the 2020 Provider Grants available for Qualified Child Care Programs! The Early Childhood Services Bureau has resumed the Provider Grant Program through local CC&RR agencies. There is limited funding which will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Provider grants are available in a single grant award of $500 to $3,000.   Applicants may...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers and health care providers about hand sanitizer products that are labeled as containing ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol (i.e., methyl alcohol or wood alcohol) is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through...

Great news! Additional grants will be awarded to licensed and registered child care programs. See below from ECSB: Good afternoon, I would like to provide an update on guidance, and information on the CARES Act funding for CCDF. Child care is a foundation for parent’s participation in the workforce, and yet a parent’s work schedule can be unpredictable...

The ECSB held two town hall meetings with child care providers in June. If you missed these sessions, recordings are now available: June 2 recording  June 4 recording. The content presented in both town halls are the same but the Q&A at the end of the sessions vary. ...

Click here to see the Early Childhood Services Bureau recently updated Child Care Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about COVID-19, Best Beginnings scholarships, licensing, guidance, and additional resources. ...