Keeping your vacancies and facility profile updated allows families to receive your most current information
**SPECIAL NOTE on RATE CHANGES: If you need to make a rate change as an existing provider or report rates as a new provider for scholarship payment purposes, please report these changes by choosing one of the following options: complete the Rate Form online, submit a printed provider rate form, or contact a referral specialist at your local CCR&R to have a provider rate form mailed, emailed, or faxed. Please include your name, facility name, PV number, PS number, city, contact phone number and the daily and hourly rates for both age categories (infant 0-2 yrs and child 2-12 yrs).
How do I participate with the Child Care Referral Program?
How do I change my business name, address, phone number, ages providing care for, hours of operation, etc on my license?
Complete this form and submit to the Quality Assurance Division (QAD). Then, email or call your local CCR&R and explain the changes you have submitted to licensing in order for families to receive current information. Changes represented on this form cannot be changed by CCR&R referral staff and must be changed by QAD staff; it could affect your scholarship payments if not submitted to QAD.
Where do I send my invoices to receive payment for families receiving the Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship?
Region 1: The Nurturing Center 146 Third Ave W, Kalispell 59901 406.756.1414, 800.204.0644 Fax:406.756.1410 nurturingcenter.org
Region 2: Child Care Resources 105 East Pine Street Lower Level PO Box 7038 Missoula 59807 406.728.6446, 800.728.6446 Fax: 406.549.1189 childcareresources.org
Region 3: Butte 4 C’s 101 East Broadway Butte 59701 406.723.4019, 800.794.4061 Fax:406.723.6982 butte4-cs.org
Region 4: Child Care Connections 1600 Ellis Street Bozeman 59715 406.587.7786, 800.962.0418 Fax:406.587.682 childcareconnections.org
Region 5: Family Connections 202 2nd Ave S, Suite 201 Great Falls 59405 406.761.6010, 800.696.4503 Fax:406.453.8976 FamilyConnectionsMT.org
Region 6: Family Connections 2229 5th Ave Havre 59501 406.265.6743, 800.640.6743 Fax:406.265.1312 FamilyConnectionsMT.org
Region 7: HRDC District 7 7 North 31st Street PO Box 2016 Billings 59103 406.247.4732, 800.443.1411 Fax:406.248.2943 hrdc7.org
Start a Child Care Business
Help make a difference in the life of a child, family, and community by becoming a child care provider.
1. Decide the type of provider you want to be
Child care providers are required to be licensed in Montana, contact QAD for more information 406-444-1510
Family Child Care: home care for up to 6 children including the provider’s own under the age of six
Group Child Care: 2 adults care for up to 12 children including the providers’ own under the age of six
Child Care Center: 13+ children determined by square footage of facility
Legally Certified Provider (LCP): a family member/friend caring for up to two unrelated children or all members in one sibling group of families receiving a Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship. Click here for more information and for the application.
There are multiple programs, grant money, and scholarships available for licensed or registered providers.
Licensed/registered providers can participate in the Child Care Referral Program: FREE advertising of your business information to families looking for child care.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Licensed/registered providers can elect to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP is federally funded by the Food and Nutrition Services of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Department of Public Health and Human Services administers the CACFP in Montana. The CACFP provides cash reimbursement for serving meals to enrolled participants that meet Federal nutritional guidelines, outlined in the CACFP meal pattern.
Family Connections helps child care providers meet their professional development goals by offering a variety of courses that help fulfill licensing requirements, Professional Development Incentive Awards, and STARS Level criteria. Registered or licensed child care providers receive priority in our courses and are contacted when changes occur or new courses are available.