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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...

Onsite inspections for all licensed/registered programs, including Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) providers, will resume May 3, 2021. All inspections at this time will be scheduled with the provider, and the licensor will be in contact with you if your program is due to receive an inspection. Please note that scheduled inspections are temporary, and...

Starting March 16, 2021, child care staff and household members (ages 18+) must complete an FBI fingerprint background check for licensing. These background checks are required pre-service and every 5 years. View the memo from the Montana Early Childhood Services Bureau. All new staff hired on or after March 16th are required to be fingerprinted. Fingerprint services are by...