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The Proposed Notice for MAR 37-959 has been published by the Secretary of State. The Proposed Notice is proposing new Rules and amending many Rules pertaining to child care licensing.  View the Proposed Notice HERE or on the Secretary of State’s website in Issue 19 (Pages 1277-1289). A Public Hearing is scheduled on October 28, 2021 at...

The Proposed Notice for MAR 37-959 has been published by the Secretary of State. The Proposed Notice is proposing new Rules and amending many Rules pertaining to child care licensing.  View the Proposed Notice HERE. You can find the published notice on the Secretary of State’s website in Issue 19 (Pages 1277-1289). The link is as...

DPHHS Announces $31 Million Now Available to Child Care Providers The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today that $31 million in federal funding is now available to Montanan child care providers via an online application. “Access to child care is an essential piece to the state’s workforce and plays a critical role in supporting Montana’s...

Licensed and Registered child care providers are eligible to apply for funding to stabilize their child care business. This includes support to maintain or resume offering child care services. Funds can be used for operating expenses like personnel costs, rent and utilities, health and safety training, facility maintenance, equipment and more. Providers could receive 80 - 100% of their operating expenses. Applications...

TO: MT Child Care Providers, MT Child Care Resource and Referral agencies, Child Care Licensing Program and Other Interested Parties FROM: Patty Butler, Early Childhood Services Bureau Chief SUBJECT: Child Care Licensing Program updates, Rule Change, Stabilization Grant  DATE: September 29, 2021 There are rule changes and updates to share in the Child Care Licensing program now, and we...

Child care stabilization grant funding is coming in early October 2021 to help child care providers recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch for more  information on the upcoming town hall, technical assistance, and more!...

Childcare Connect Montana Substitute Inquiry - Thank you for your interest in becoming a child care substitute. Click HERE for more information and to fill out the form. ...

The MtAEYC Early Childhood Fall Conference is October 21-23rd, 2021 at the Copper King Hotel in Butte, MT. Early bird pricing ends September 18th, register HERE! Every year, MtAEYC, asks for nominations for those who deserve to be recognized in the Early Childhood field. Nominations are due by September 1,2021 so the board can make selections at the...

Interested in a free and private parenting coach to help you navigate parenting challenges? As Montana parents, we want the same things for our kids. We want them to be confident, respectful, and make healthy choices. As our kids grow up, there are always new challenges. Figuring out how to handle them doesn’t come easy. There are...