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Benefits for Registered Providers

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    Child and Adult Care Food Program

    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 is the State agency which administers the CACFP in Montana. The CACFP provides cash […]

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    Best Beginnings Child Care Referral Program

    Licensed/registered providers can elect to participate in the Best Beginnings Child Care Referral Program.  It’s a FREE advertising tool that provides your business information to families looking for child care.  Families call their local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Agency looking for child care.  After receiving the families’ requests for care, the local CCR&R uses the referral database to […]

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    STARS & Professional Development Opportunities

    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. Best Beginnings STARS […]

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    Accepting Child Care Scholarship Families

    Families that are eligible to receive a child care scholarship to help pay for child care are required to use a licensed or registered child care provider. As such, licensed or registered child care providers are eligible to receive child care payments from DPHHS for any scholarship families in their care. Check out many of […]

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    Grants and Awards

    Licensed or registered child care providers are eligible to apply for grants and scholarships that unlicensed providers are simply not eligible for. Different grants and scholarships are available throughout the year to aid in costs associated with meeting license requirements and increasing the quality of child care to all children through professional development awards. Child […]

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    National Accreditation and Credential Programs

    The Montana Early Care and Education Scholarship Program offers three scholarships that are funded by Best Beginnings Quality Improvement monies (a portion of the federal Child Care Development Fund administered by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services). Apply to the Early Childhood Project for any of the following scholarships at least six […]

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