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Resources for Providers

  • Best Beginnings Provider Portal – Online Invoicing, Rights & Responsibilities Agreement, Statement of Remittance, SOR’s, etc.
  • Best Beginnings STARS to Quality – A continuous quality improvement program for early childhood education.
  • CACFP – Find forms and other information on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  • Child Care Licensing Forms – This is the State Website to download provider forms and Child Care Licensing information.
  • Child Care Plus – This website deals with inclusion in early childhood and strives to teach providers and parents about options for children with disabilities.
  • City of Great Falls Business License (Safety Inspection Certificate) – Family, Group, and Center Child Cares must have a Business License with the city, which includes their safety inspection certification.
  • Early Childhood Coalition – Collaborates with multiple agencies and providers to  leverage and integrate the best possible delivery of programs and services to  young children, regardless of challenges
  • Early Childhood Project – This site contains information on training, upcoming conferences, scholarships, and much more.
  • How to apply to the Practitioner Registry
  • Early Childhood Services Bureau – Find out about early childhood statewide initiatives, grants, scholarships, child care scholarships policy, and more.
  • Healthy Childcare – A bimonthly publication for childcare providers that contains a library of articles.
  • Montana Child Care Resource & Referral Network – This site contains information on the Child Care Resource and Referral agencies in the state, as well as has information on training, grants, etc.
  • MT Department of Public Health & Human Services – Official website of DPHHS.
  • NAEYC – The official website of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This site contains information about early childhood issues, public policy, accreditation, code of ethics, etc.
  • NAEYC Code of Ethics – The official website of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This site contains information about the NAEYC’s code of ethics.
  • NAFCC – Official site for the National Association for Family Child Care. This site contains information on how to become a member, etc.
  • Online Training – Child Care Resources of Missoula offers online courses in every knowledge base domain, available around the clock from the comfort of your home. All courses approved for licensing needs. New courses will be added throughout the year.
  • Professional Development Record – Access your personal Professional Development Record online.
  • Quality Life Concepts – Provides specialized and individualized services and supports to individuals with developmental needs and their families.
  • Small Business Support – This program allows participants wanting to start a new business or those with an existing business to increase their ability to access credit and to gain a business asset or equity for a business loan.
  • Bridge to Benefits – Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund focused on improving the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.
  • Tax Help Montana – The VITA program offers free tax preparation to individuals, families, and small businesses.
  • Deducting Summer Camps and Daycare with the Child and Dependent Care Credit – information about tax deductions for families who pay for child care.