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The Early Childhood Essentials class will be offered online only going forward. To enroll, visit ChildCareTraining.org, (or create a new account), and click on Course Catalog to view all available courses....

The Linking Systems of Care (LSOC) Montana Trauma-Informed Approaches Curriculum provides in-depth training on policies and practices that programs, agencies, and organizations may employ to be trauma informed. Participants who attend the whole training series will receive a stipend! This 15-hour ECP approved virtual training will be divided into five sessions between February to April and...

You’re Invited to Collaborate and Plan with Us! Friday, January 28: 12-1:30pm (United Way of Cascade County office) REGISTER NOW Thursday, February 3: 6-7:30pm (Family Connections MT training center) REGISTER NOW ECP Hours will be available!...

One-time only child care assistance is available for certain healthcare employees through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Funding is limited and applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. NEW! See expanded list of qualifying jobs! More information and apply HERE ...

The 2022 Montana Early Childhood Tribal Language Summit will be held at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo Montana on June 15, 16, & 17, 2022. A mini-grant is available to infant-toddler programs in Montana who would like to create, strengthen and promote native language strategies used in classrooms for infants and toddlers. If you have questions about...

Fingerprinting locations for Region 5 counties of Cascade, Chouteau, Fergus, Glacier, Judith Basin, Liberty, Petroleum, Pondera, Teton and Toole; and Region 6 counties of Blaine, Daniels, Dawson, Garfield, Hill, McCone, Phillips, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley and Wibaux. Fingerprinting locations for all counties in Montana by county from the US National Background Information website....

Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards The Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards program, administered by First Up, acknowledges the critical role of childcare teachers in providing quality early care and education. Childcare teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as teachers on U.S. military bases and installations around the world are eligible to...

The USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and/or improve essential community facilities, to purchase equipment, and to pay related project expenses. More information can be found here....

Montana Shared Services supports all Montana child care providers through collaborative community partnerships. Anyone who owns or works in a Tribal and/or state licensed child care program is eligible to become a member and will receive a one-month free trial. Membership scholarships are available for BIPOC and rural child care providers. Member benefits include: Discounts on...

The Montana Office of Public Instruction is pleased to announce the Montana Afterschool Grant. The $3.8 million fund was designated by the Montana Legislature through House Bill 362. Leveraging the State's Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funding, the Afterschool Grant is intended fulfill the afterschool plans articulated in the State’s ARP ESSER Plan to enhance and expand...