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Annually in July, Best Beginnings Scholarship payments do not run routinely. Payment schedule for July 2021: No payments Thursday, July 1st Payments ran on Tuesday, July 6th and Thursday, July 8th No payments July 12th – 16th due to State Fiscal Year end Payments scheduled to run routinely July 19th-31st Scholarship payments did not run on Tuesday,...

We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2021 Infant Toddler Teacher 60-hour Certification Course! We will be offering a hybrid version of this course with some in person classes and some virtual. The deadline to apply is Friday August 27th, 2021 and classes begin on Saturday September 11th, 2021 *attendance to first class is mandatory. Full class...

This fall's preschool teacher education course will be in person!  Applications are due Friday August 6th by 5pm.  You can mail/fax/drop off your application to Family Connections, 202 2nd Ave S Suite 201 Great Falls MT 59405 or fax to 406-453-8976.   You can fill out  the application here Or download the application here: Montana Preschool Teacher...

Child Care Providers - Earn $5 by completing a 10-min online survey! A team of researchers we’re partnering with at the University of Oregon is collecting survey responses to better understand the needs and well-being of child care providers. Your survey answers will not be identified but we will share what you and other providers...

Provider and Parent Surveys The Early Childhood Services Bureau is seeking stakeholder input on American Rescue Plan Act funded strategies that will best support child care providers, families, and communities. ECSB is looking for robust response. The surveys are short (3 minutes to complete) and the information incredibly important to informing the work and programs that...

Dear early childhood stakeholder, The draft Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for Montana will be available for public review and comment beginning this Friday, April 23rd.  This Plan describes the Child Care and Development Fund program to be administered by Montana from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2024. The Montana Early Childhood Services...