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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought drastic changes to Montana’s child care landscape. In an effort to support child care businesses and the families they serve, the Early Childhood Services Bureau (ECSB), will offer Emergency Grants for the purpose of providing financial support to Licensed/Registered programs that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Provider grants are...

Being Counted in CENSUS 2020 Brings Sweet Rewards Miami is a place we often associate with warm beaches, waving palm branches, and fresh sprays of salt water. After today, you’ll associate the Miami Colony  with the feat of a devoted school teacher and her enthusiastic students undertook during the Pandemic of 2020. You’ll remember the colony, nestled...

Child Care Providers and Families participating in Best Beginnings Scholarship program To support families on the Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship and child care providers providing services to these families, the scholarship will pay the entire authorized amount for each child who is attending a child care program, or has been absent from the provider since...

To:          CCR&R Eligibility Specialists CCR&R Executive Directors Child Care Providers Families participating in Best Beginnings Scholarship program   On 3/12/2020, Governor Bullock issued Executive Order No. 2-2020 declaring Montana in a state of emergency with the presence of COVID-19. Since the state of emergency, families and child care providers have been affected in various ways. Child care providers and...

We are all facing uncertain and challenging times, which is why we are committed to ensuring families across Montana have access to vital information about available resources. To help coordinate local and state resources, we are asking parents with children under the age of 18 in their household to complete this anonymous survey. The more we...

Today, celebrate the right and responsibility to be counted. Celebrate Census 2020 and do your part to get out the count for Montana. Montana receives an estimated $2 billion in federal funds each year based on Census data. For every Montana resident counted, the state will receive $20,000 over the decade for healthcare, educations, highways, and...