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Every day, child care providers and parents across the country transport millions of children to and from child care centers and homes. In these summer months, car and bus transportation can become more dangerous as children left in vehicles are at increased risk of heatstroke. According to data from San Francisco State University, so far...

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children, outside of car crashes. That’s why the Administration for Children and Families has joined with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an attempt to reduce these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of heatstroke and...

The summer months can be incredibly dangerous for children in cars. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2013, 44 children died of heatstroke across the United States. These deaths can be prevented, and in many cases, a simple communication plan between parents and child care/Head Start providers could save a child’s life. In an...

As temperatures across the country continue to escalate above average highs, it is more important than ever to understand the health effects for children.Infants and young children are particularly sensitive to the effects of extreme heat and must rely on others to keep them safe. When left in a hot vehicle, a young child’s body...

The Early Childhood Project has just released their Spring Newsletter featuring information about the STARS to Quality coaching pilot, the Directors' Symposium, Professional Development Incentive Awards (PDIAs) and the newly published Montana Early Learning Standards.  Click here to view the newsletter....

Family Connections is grateful for our wonderful child care providers and their hard work caring for children. They have an amazing opportunity to influence young children during their most formative years and we sincerely appreciate their efforts in nurturing our precious little ones. We encourage everyone to thank child care providers this week....

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention...

Child Care Providers:  Please complete the Provider Rights and Responsibilities through the Provider Portal. You will need your username, which is your PS#, and your password.  If you are unsure of your password, it was sent in a letter last November with information about signing up for online invoicing.  If you do not know your password,...