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Please Click HERE to view the attached pdf. for the Proposed Notice with details regarding the Notice of Public Hearing on the Proposed Amendment in the matter of the amendment of ARM 37.95.102, 37.95.140, 37.95.160, 37.95.184, 37.95.622, 37.95.703, 37.95.704, and 37.95.1130 pertaining to immunization requirements and exemptions for children and staff at child care facilities. The...

Register for the Montana Preschool Teacher Education In-Person Course. Applications due by Friday, August 26, 2022 by 5 PM. Participants must be working with preschool children regularly. Classes begin Monday, September 26, 2022, 6-10pm — this is an In Person course, with attendance required for 85% of class time. Participants will be responsible for ordering/purchasing the correct textbook, as...

Family Connections is accepting applications for the Montana Preschool Teacher Education Hybrid Course. Classes begin on  August 22, 2022 from 6-10pm and run through December 16, 2022 This course is a hybrid model with online course work and weekly zoom class time. Applications are due no later than August 12th by 5pm. You can access the application HERE! Please...

National Book Lovers Day is Celebrated Every Year on the 9th of August How do you celebrate National Book Lovers Day? Organize a Book Exchange Read to Children Host a Book Club Go to the Library Treat Yourself to a New Book Plan a National Book Lovers Party...

The deadline for Summer Care Grant applications was June 3, 2022 at 12pm. Only applications received online by the funder by this deadline will be considered for funding. If your application was not submitted online or not received by the funder by the deadline, your application will not be funded. There will be no additional funding...

Center, Group, and Family Care Providers: Child Care Stabilization Grant Opportunity - Final Application Period has been extended! Early Childhood and Family Support Division has made one final opportunity to apply for the Stabilization Grant.   The final application period will close on  Friday, August 12, 2022, at 11:59 pm MDT.  The application will close temporarily on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at...

United Way of Cascade County is pleased to announce that the Early Childhood/Elementary Community Coordinator position has been opened for applications. This position is listed on LinkedIn, Indeed, MT Nonprofit Association, GF Chamber of Commerce, and Job Service GF. All cover letters, resumes and references should be sent to Lacey Hallett at lacey.hallett@uwccmt.org. For more information, please visit United...

CPR / First Aid Requirements for Child Care Licensing: Just a friendly reminder – when renewing your CPR/FA certification, you must complete a hands-on CPR component and your card must state “Pediatric First Aide” to be in compliance with Montana Child Care Licensing regulation and rule....

Region 5 & 6 Child Care Providers, Starting this September and for all future training calendars, Family Connections will be sending the quarterly training calendars directly to you through email. This will allow you to receive the calendars in a quicker and more convenient way. These calendars along with other great information and helpful tips will be...

We are excited to share the Child Care Licensing Assessment with you! The Early Childhood Services Bureau (ECSB) is conducting a child care licensing improvement project to optimize licensing’s regulations, policies, processes, and data reporting. Thank you to everyone who participated in the assessment process! More than 700 child care owners and staff, parents, employers, partners, and...

The Montana Early Childhood and Family Support Division recognizes that the need for summer care and summer programming for school age children is important for a child's development and to the economic viability of Montana. The 2022 Summer Care Scholarship application period is closed. The response was tremendous with over 5,000 applications submitted from around Montana! Thank...