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Emergencies affect us all.  Imagine having a child fall ill while at child care or having an accident while traveling. An unexpected call about a death in the family can derail a day, a week or even months. Floods, structure fires, blizzards, heatwaves, tornadoes, forest fires, and earthquakes affect more than just our families. Whole communities,...

Fun Fact #1: Science tells us that our child’s first 5 years are the best time to build the brain! Fun Fact #2: You already have what it takes to build your child’s brain! Fun Fact #3: The FREE app to make it happen is Vroom or use the website vroom.org! The purpose of the Vroom app and...

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR APRIL FEATURE TEACHER WINNER DENISE CARSON! Denise works at Denise’s Daycare with Children ages birth to 6 years. She was working as an Early Childhood Professional for 23+ years. Working with children has taught her to be patient and listen. The most important thing in her classroom is to manners and friendship. ...

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MARCH FEATURE TEACHER WINNER STACY FISCHER! Stacy works at Kidz Korner Child Care for children 2-5 years old. She was working as an Early Childhood Professional for 20 years. Working with children has taught her to embrace every moment spent with them. The most important thing in her classroom is to ensure there is space...

Check out the new USDA Team Nutrition resource: Grow It, Try It, Like It! Fun with Fruits and Vegetables at Family Child Care. Garden-based nutrition education for children ages 3 - 5 in family child care settings. • Lesson plans for six featured fruits and vegetables • MyPlate Poster • Tasty Acres Farm Map • Memory Card Game https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/grow-it-homes #TeamNutrition ...

CONGRADULATIONS TO OUR FEBRUARY FEATURE TEACHER WINNER ANGELA TOLDNESS! FEATURE TEACHER SPOTLIGHT:  We Want to Feature YOU!!! Complete the “Feature Teacher Spotlight Questionnaire” below and email it to debh@familyconnectionsmt.org. Each month we will draw one lucky early childhood professional to be featured on our Facebook page and twitter feed. Each monthly winner will receive a children’s book...

STARS to Quality Essentials (previously STARS Readiness) is available online at ChildCareTraining.org. All child care staff that have not taken STARS Readiness are required to take this course regardless of hire date. Staff who have taken Stars Readiness may take this course and receive credit....