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International Day of Families We know that families are important, and we celebrate families all year long!  However, May 15th is International Day of Families or World Family Day!  What is International Day of Families you ask; well, it is a day that the United Nations officially declared in 1994 to celebrate the families across the...

It’s almost summer!  Warm weather, sunshine fun!  There are so many opportunities in our regions for summer camps this year! Please follow the links or contact information for more information and registration! Great Falls: Parks and Rec: https://greatfallsmt.net/recreation/rec-center-summer-camps Great Falls College MSU: http://www.gfcmsu.edu/lifelonglearning/catalog/index.html Children’s Museum: https://www.childrensmuseumofmontana.org/camps Maclean – Cameron Animal Adoption Center: https://mc-aac.org/critter-camp/ Great Falls Gymnastics Academy: https://greatfallsgymnastics.com/summer-camp/ Golden Triangle Gym: https://www.gotrigym.com/camps Flippin Family...

As we approach Provider Appreciation Day® on May 6, 2022, Childcare Aware of America is highlighting how communities are honoring the contributions of their child care providers. An article written by Deb Huestis, an early childhood development specialist from Family Connections, was recently published on Childcare Aware of America's national blog on April 04, 2022,...

Read Across America's mission is to celebrate and create a nation of diverse readers by focusing on the idea that there is room for ALL readers in every community.  Diverse readers need diverse books to read, and these books are vital components to early literacy skills in the early childhood years.  Children thrive when they...

Halloween Events: Great Falls: Oct 29th 5-8 Trick or Treat at the Children’s Museum Dress up in your favorite costumes adult and children alike.  Then come join the fun.  We will have lots of games, treats, karaoke, and raffles as well as "some of the best people;)"  $5 at the door, for faster entry, pre-register on-line or...

It’s Spooky Season! This is my favorite time of year, the cooler weather, the leaves add their new colors to the mix, and of course it’s a time to get spooky!  For my family Halloween is an event not only for the kids, but the WHOLE family gets involved (even the dog).  If you are anything...

White after Labor Day! Not a chance!   Okay, take a quick look at what you are wearing right this very second… I’ll give you a minute to focus on that request. Now, think about why you choose to put that particular outfit on today. Is it in your favorite color? Super comfortable? The least wrinkled thing...

"What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children's healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behavior and well-being, sharing effective strategies to...

It’s Time.   It’s time. It’s time that the early childhood field got the recognition it deserves. While the pandemic was awful in many ways, it did contain some silver linings in the crazy mess of the last 17 months (WOW – has it really been that long?!). One of them being awareness by the  general public...