Welcome to Family Connections Montana

  • Join Family Connections at Brush Crazy on Friday, July 17th for their 1st Annual Birthday Bash & Fundraiser. Click here for more information.
  • As summer approaches, child providers often plan activities to get children out to enjoy the warm weather. Three areas of Safety Concern: Transportation, Swimming & Supervision. Click here for more information.
  • IMPORTANT! Our credit card processing system is not working currently. We are working with our merchant services to make this service available again. Please be patient as we work through this issue. In the meantime ,we will only be accepting payment via check or cash for training or materials. Payment will be accepted at the training but please call to register in advance to enable instructors to prepare adequate materials for the class. Online registration will not be available until further notice.
  • 2015 Summer Mentor Institute is offering FREE quality professional development! Click here for more information.
  • What has been known as STARS Readiness (and is now called STARS to Quality Essentials) is now online at www.ChildCareTraining.org.  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.
  • Click here to view the Early Childhood Services Bureau Spring Newsletter.
  • The Early Childhood Project Career Choices and Challenges newsletter includes information on upcoming state wide events. Click here to view.
  • The Early Childhood Services Bureau is currently accepting applications for STARS. All interested providers please click STARSApplication to apply.
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classes for providers

  • Jul. 15, 2015 - Director’s Lunch Bunch

    It’s lunch time! Take a break, bring your ideas, a lunch item and join other owners and directors for a lively discussion about topics relevant to your role as an owner/director. Knowledge Base Content Area(s): Program Management (2 Hours) CDA Content Areas: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism (2 Hours)  

  • Jul. 15, 2015 - Risk Management- Emergency Preparedness for Your Child Care

    This course will help you prepare your program for possible emergencies. We will use the YIKES (Your inventory for keeping everyone safe) planning guide to prepare an emergency plan, evacuation plan, and emergency go-kit. Knowledge Base Content Area(s): CDA Content Areas: Health and Well-being (3 Hours) Planning a safe, healthy, learning environment (3 Hours)

  • Jul. 20, 2015 - Child Abuse and Neglect: Mandatory Reporting

    Learn about child abuse, how to recognize the signs of possible abuse, and your responsibility to report suspected abuse.   Knowledge Base Content Area(s): CDA Content Areas: Health and Well-being (3 Hours) Planning a safe, healthy, learning environment (3 Hours)

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Recent NEWS


MTAEYC Conference registration is now open!

The 2015 conference will be held October 15-17 in Bozeman, MT. It will focus on the four core domains of the MT Early Learning Standards; emotional/social, physical, communication, and cognition. All sessions will include reference to the MT Early Learning Standards and emphasize the importance of intentionality in Early Childhood Education. For details visit: Website […]

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