What we do for families

Child Care Connections assists families with the Best Beginnings Scholarships.  The Best Beginnings Scholarship provides child care payment awards to help Montana working families pay for child care. The Family Services Staff is available to provide guidance filling out the application. 

Best Beginnings Scholarship

Child Care Connections administers the Best Beginnings Scholarship, which enables eligible families to receive state assistance for child care.

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Choosing Quality Child Care

Choosing child care can be an overwhelming task.  You want the best of care for your child and you want to know that you are making the right choice for your child.  Click on the link below for an overview of things to consider when choosing a child care facility.

Choosing Quality Care Pamphlet

How to Choose Quality Care

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Special Needs Subsidy Program

Subsidy Program provides supplemental child care to help families and child care providers meet realistic costs of individualized care.

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Community Resources

The Greater Gallatin United Way and Early Childhood Community Counicl have developed a great community resource guide.

Bozeman Health has created a very extensive resources guide for the community, click here for more! 

Tuck aims to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free resources. Boasting the largest collection of aggregated data on sleep surfaces on the web (over 95,000 customer experiences from nearly 1,000 individual sources), Tuck aims to power consumers, sleep professionals, and the troubled sleeper looking for answers. Check back often for updates and expanded sleep product information. Click here for more information. 

Parent's Guide to Healthy Sleep

Pregnancy and Sleep

Best Bedtime Stories

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Report A Concern

To report a concern regarding a child care program please contact the State of Montana Quality Assurance Division, a division of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. You may reach Kirsten Geiger by phone @ (406) 522-2271 or vist their website. If you are located in the Helena area please contact Gloria Tatchell or Anna Haire at 444-1954.

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SuperSitter Babysitting Classes

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Help Finding Childcare

Create your own online account to access your referrals 24 hours a day. This service offers the ability to obtain immediate results by creating a client profile and pulling providers from our database based on your wants and needs. If you experience any technical difficulties or have any questions with this service, please contact a referral specialist at your local CCR&R.

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Best Beginnings Scholarship Online Application

To start an online Best Beginnings Scholarship Application click here

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