Executive Director
Jane Arntzen Schumacher
Office Manager
Gaby Loeza
Operations Manager Family Services Coordinator
Kami Ryles
Provider Services, Bozeman Professional Development Coordinator
Tori Sproles
Provider Services, Helena Professional Development Coordinator
Brandi Thomas
Professional Development Specialist New Provider Supports CACFP Coordinator
Tammy Christofferson
Pyramid Model Coach- Bozeman MT Project LAUNCH
Kristin Horn
Pyramid Model Coach-Bozeman
Sara Silva
Pyramid Model Coach- Helena
Ashley Schools McKee
Pyramid Model Coach- Helena
Ashley Callison
Lead Eligibility Specialist
Taylor Boylan
Eligibility Specialist
Kristy Farriester
Eligibility Specialist
Adrianna Poff
Referral Intake Specialist Eligibility Speciist
Lakyn Smith
CACFP Monitori-Helena
Britta Larson
Administrative Assistant
Nicole Edmonson
Development Coordinator
Rose Heider


Board President
Heather Grenier
Board Treasurer
Kimberly Wertz

Sandy Osborne, PhD, CFLE

Debbie Berg

Kelly Seymour

George Haynes

Child Care Connections is the only child care resource and referral agency in Gallatin, Park, Meagher, Broadwater, Jefferson and Lewis and Clark Counties.


Mission Statement

Child Care Connections advocates for the well-being and quality care of children by supporting early childhood professionals, families and the communities we serve.

Vision Statement

Child Care Connections supports quality child care through:

• Financial assistance for child care
• Nutrition education
• Early childhood education and technical support
• Safety programs
• Family and community outreach
• Professional development

Research demonstrates that consistent nurturing child care, with good parenting, helps children develop to their full potential.

Facts about Child Care in Montana

Thank you to our donors:

Platinum Level ($5000+):



Gold Level ($2000-$5000):

Park Community Foundation
Elizabeth  Wakeman Foundation
Cold Smoke Coffeehouse
First Security Bank  

Silver Level ($500-$1999):

Sharon Lohss Ty Elliot, State Farm Insurance Minette Jessup
Suzanne Day Fieldstone Hardscapes Renee Gaugler/Wells Fargo Mortgage
  Barnard Construction Co.  
Bronze Level ($250-$499):
Buffalo Wild Wings George Haynes Sandy Osborne
Kelly Seymour Particia Skidmore Round House
Kenyon Noble Imerys Talc America Little Stinkers
Arbor Medic Wicked Edge Motorsports  
Kudos Community First Fund of MT  
  Jane Arntzen Schumacher  
Copper Level (up to $249): 
Angie Weikert Julie Blockey Connie Campbell-Pearson
Elizabeth Danfort Heather Grenier Danica Jamison
Tyson Krinke Elizabeth Linsky Premier Custom Doors
Stacy Wesen Carol Scott Inks & Icons
CS Structures Dina Emmert Stacy Radke
Aaron & Amber Traxinger Adriane Lake Anne Caprio
Ben Fjare Dave Cole Deborah Haynes
Don & Chris Seifert Ellie Martin Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Hannah Pulaski Gaby Loeza Heidi Thompson
Jeanne Bucher Jeff & Suzy Riggs Joel Schumacher
Jonathan Oset Kaycee Morgan Kevin Winn
Kimberly Wertz Lander Cooney Kristin & Buck Taylor
Lisa Curry Lori Dooley Margaret Mason
Marissa SherKenney Molly Litzen Sara Savage
Tracy Menuez Valerie Turner Tracy Knoedler
Larry & Rita Merkel Smiths Carol Fowler
Intermountain HVAC