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  • Dec. 01, 2015 - New Provider Orientation

    Required for family and group child care providers to attend within the first 60 days of registration. The morning session reviews licensing paperwork and requirements with our local licensor. The afternoon session reviews health, safety, child development/well-being, discipline/guidance, nutrition/food safety, and best business practices with FCMT. We do take a 30 minute break for lunch.  You […]

  • Dec. 05, 2015 - Montana Blended Pyramid Model- Module 2

    Montana Blended Pyramid Model- Module 2 Continue learning strategies based upon the Pyramid Model to help children develop social emotional skills and how you as a provider can help children with challenging behaviors. You MUST have taken Intro to the Pyramid Model AND Module 1 prior to registering for this course. 12/5/2015 9am-3pm Note time […]

  • Dec. 09, 2015 - Pass The Peaches, Please: How to Make Family Style Eating Work

    Mealtimes should be a time for children to relax, socialize, and nourish their bodies. This class will help providers learn how to effectively use family-style eating so mealtimes are pleasant and enjoyable for both children and adults. CDA Content area: ~ To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment ~ To support social and […]

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Applications are being accepted for the next Preschool Teacher Education Course.

We are excited to be able to offer  the Montana Preschool Teacher Education course! The course is  60 hours long.  Remember! This course can be used towards the completion of a CDA. College credit is available (additional fee required for college credit). Preschool participants may be eligible for $500 in incentives/stipends after completion of this […]

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STARS to Quality Essentials

What has been known as STARS Readiness (and is now called STARS to Quality Essentials) is now online at  It is a great course that really talks about childcare in MT, what a Quality Rating Improvement System is all about, and specifics about STARS to Quality in MT. As of July 1, 2015 all […]

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