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How many of you make your bed each day? I do. Then at the end of the day I know that I have completed at least one task for that day! That and brushing my teeth. However that task is more for others than myself. Making my bed is something that I started a long...

Summertime is full of fun in the sun and water and with more time in the water, everyone needs to be aware of water safety to keep the summer fun going!   Children should never be left unattended around any standing water.  Young children can drown in as little as one inch of water so, keep your...

Summertime is upon us!  YAY!  And with summer brings the opportunity for children to have new experiences in summer camps. In the Great Falls area there are a number of summer camps happening, please contact the camp providers for more information or to register!     Great Falls College MSU Lifelong Learning has a variety of camps starting 6/7...

April 29, 2021 by Heather McCartney-Duty Writer Elizabeth Gilbert reflected, “Grief is a force of energy that cannot be controlled or predicted. It comes and goes on its own schedule. Grief does not obey your plans or wishes…In that way, Grief has a lot in common with Love.” We are entering our first year of recovery in a...

Show Us Your Hashtag! #WOYC2021 Family Connections is marking the 50th Anniversary of the National Association of the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child with the tradition of doing themed days this week, April 10-16th. This is the 50th year highlighting the importance of high-quality early childhood experiences. Grandparents, parents, foster parents, and...

April 1st marks the beginning of child abuse awareness month, a month to recognize the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. In 1983 President Ronald Reagan formally established April as child abuse prevention month and every year since communities across the US have come together to...

Choosing how you’re going to educate your children is one of the most important questions families struggle with. Schooling may seem obvious, just simply enroll your child into the local public school system, but to others the choice isn’t so clear. You might be interested in learning more about homeschooling options, early education options, private...

Why Should I Have My Child Screened? Families with children ages five and under are encouraged to have their children ages five and under-screened for vision, hearing, and developmental progress. Why is this so important?  A child’s brain connections grow most rapidly between ages 0-3 years and continues at a rapid pace to where 90% of their...

Child care can be expensive and funds short. Family Connections can help! The Best Beginnings Scholarship is available NOW to: working individuals those attending college or training teen parent completing high school family experiencing homelessness working relative with TANF child-only grant foster individuals or families TANF cash-assistance participants Children may be enrolled in or soon to be...

As a single father, you likely face a multitude of daily challenges. There can be so much pressure on a father to be absolutely everything that children need and want. Of course, we aren't Superman and we need to recognize our own limitations and where and when we need help. Family Connections offers these five...