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Announcing the revised New Provider and Emergency Financial Assistance Program. This program supports new programs looking to be awarded a child care license or registration within six months or programs that have experienced an emergency that causes an interruption of child care services. Please click here for the application. The Provider Financial Assistance Program funds can be used...

In 2010, United Way and Great Falls Public Schools began partnering on a community-wide education initiative aimed at improving the on-time graduation rates. The Graduation Matters Initiative became a statewide effort that saw amazing local success — cutting the number of dropouts in half. In the years since, the initiative has evolved to include dozens of stakeholders...

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is recognized as one of the most common causes of childhood illness. More specifically, RSV is the leading cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in U.S. children aged less than one year, and especially infants born prematurely. Each year in the United States, approximately 75,000 to 125,000 children aged <5 years are hospitalized...

THE SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE APPLICATION FOR CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. The Salvation Army Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children around the country each year. Once a child or senior adult has been registered and accepted as an Angel their Christmas wish list...

Join Zero To Five Montana and Zero To Five Butte-Silverbow to advocate for Montana's youngest children. When: February 23,2023 Where: The Rotunda at the State Capitol In Helena, 1301 E 6th Ave Zero to Five's "Have a Heart for Kids" at the Capitol: Organization Registration Zero to Five is hosting its inaugural "Have a Heart for Kids" event at...

Help L.O.V.E. Montana make Christmas morning a magical morning for kids and teens in foster care. Donate wallets and gift cards. Gift cards can be from anywhere. For more information, please contact Kat at 1.406.781-4527 or katwhitish3@gmail.com.    ...

DATE: October 31, 2022 AGENCY: Department of Public Health and Human Services Early Childhood & Family Support Division Childcare Licensing Program SUBJECT: Enforcement discretion regarding immunization requirements for licensed and registered childcare providers Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 37.95.141 Montana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, §§ 27-33-101 through 105, MCA ACTION: Notice of Enforcement Discretion SUMMARY: This notification is to inform the...

We want to give a HUGE shout out and congratulations to all the early educators that completed the 360 Support Program!   The 360 Support Program provides support and guidance to build business practices during the 1st year a new program is in business through monthly meetings, and packets of tools. Congratulations to Darcey Juedeman from Geraldine Tiger...

Region 5 & 6 Child Care Providers, Beginning September 2022 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...

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....