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Need assistance paying for summer care? We can help! 2022 Summer Child Care Scholarships are here! Applications are expected to be available online beginning May 20, 2022 for a period of 2 weeks. The link will be posted once it is available. Please check back on or after May 20, 2022 for the link. The Montana Early Childhood...

Please save the date for the 9th Annual Great Beginnings Great Families Conference on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Conference Format: In order to best meet the needs of all participants, we’ll be offering a hybrid conference with the option of attending in-person at the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel or by Zoom.  In addition...

Summit Information When:  June 16-17, 2022* Where:  Salish Kootenai College – Pablo, MT Cost:  FREE !! * A Meet & Greet with light hors d’oeuvres will take place at the KwaTaqNuk Resort & Casino (Michel/Victor room) on June 15th, 6:00-8:00pm. Sponsors: Salish Kootenai College, National AI/AN Head Start Collaboration Office (NAIANHSCO),  Montana Early Childhood Services Bureau (DPHHS), CSKT Early Childhood Services, Montana Office of...

Read the release online here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 05 2022 Contact:  Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936,  jebelt@mt.gov Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391,  hcouncil@mt.gov GOVERNOR GIANFORTE, DPHHS INVEST $7 MILLION TO SUPPORT CHILD CARE WORKFORCE Child Care Appreciation Day is May 6 Ahead of Child Care Appreciation Day this Friday, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)...

Friends of the Library Book Sale Used book collection: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Saturday through May 7 Friends of the Library book sale collection will continue each Saturday until the final collection day on Saturday, May 7. Bring your gently used books for collection behind the library from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Friends of...

In celebration of Provider Appreciation Day Raise Montana is hosting a giveaway for 3 AEYC standard memberships!  This includes professional networking, advocacy opportunities, local affiliate membership, and more! Learn more about the membership at  https://www.naeyc.org/get-involved/membership/benefits. Montana Child Care Providers enter by 5/5 at  https://www.raisemt.org/raffle! Winners to be announced on Provider Appreciation Day 5/6!...

This is a final call inviting any community voices from any background to give voice and vision around school readiness in our community. REGISTER NOW: https://finalschoolreadyfocusgroup.eventbrite.com United Way & Family Connections, are conducting focus group discussions on School Readiness for Children. We have identified a variety of locations to ensure a broad demographic response. We will meet for...

Raise Montana is hiring a full-time Substitute Service Specialist to work remotely within the state of Montana.  The Substitute Service Specialist will be responsible for expanding the substitute service currently being piloted in Region 5 & 6 to all regions in Montana.  The substitute service utilizes a text based web platform to connect trained, vetted, experienced...

Reminders: - Child Care Stabilization Grants are open through April 29, 2022. The final application period will open July 1, 2022. - Stabilization Grant Quarterly Reports are due April 29, 2022 for providers who were issued payment on or before March 31, 2022. - Child Care Innovation and Infrastructure Grant Request for Proposals (RFP) is open until June...

The Early Childhood and Family Support Division is seeking a contractor(s) to develop and implement innovative community, area, region and/or business-based strategies which expand child care availability for Montana families. This project is part of the larger continuum of support for the child care industry in Montana aimed at enhancing the availability, affordability, and accessibility of...

Alliance For Youth Blood Drive Give the Gift Of Life. Help Alliance for Youth achieve their goal of 25 pints of blood to restore our local blood supply. Monday, May 23rd 2022 from 2-6:30 PM. Marshall Family Hall:  3220 11th Ave S, Great Falls MT Download the flyer here. Make your appointment to donate here....

The Montana Children’s Trust Fund has a competitive grant opportunity for up to $5,000 for non-profits and other tax-exempt organizations which are engaged in primary and secondary prevention efforts for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Montana. Click HERE for the grant explanation/proposal form....