The Provider Services Staff at Child Care Connections provides direct services to family and group child care providers, child care centers, Legally Certified Providers (LCPs) and Legally Certified In-Home Providers (LCIs). We are committed to high quality child care and strive to meet the needs of all child care providers by offering the following individualized services:
-Professional development opportunities
-Onsite training and coaching
-Child Nutrition Program (CACFP)
-Special Needs Subsidy program
-Assistance to new and prospective family/group child care providers
-Ongoing support for participants in the Best Beginnings STARS to Quality program
Child Care Connections offers assistance to individuals who are interested in becoming registered or licensed with the State of Montana to care for children.
In Montana, you can care for up to two unrelated children or all of the children from one family without being registered or licensed. If you plan to care for three or more children, you must be registered or licensed. There are three categories of regulated child care in Montana: family child care, group child care and child care centers. For more information click here.
How to Start a Family or Group Home
How to Start a Child Care Center
For Complete licensing information please visit: www.childcare.mt.gov
All paperwork for the Best Beginnings Family Friends and Neighbors Program, formerly Legally Unregistered Provider (LUP), will be processed by a centralized agency, the Quality Assurance Division. For an application please click here. If you would like to request a packet please contact Teresa Enger at 406-444-0597. Click here for orientation requirements.
For more information on becoming a child care provider contact Tammy Christofferson (Bozeman) 587-7786 ext. 111 or Brandi Thomas (Helena) 587-7786 ext. 150.