What we do for Providers

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

-Technical assistance

-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


Provider Resources

Provider Services FAQ's

Child Care Provider Portal

Use the Best Beginnings Provider Portal to:

-Access Provider Rights and Responsibilities Agreement
-Access Online Invoicing

Provider Portal

Montana Early Childhood Project Practitioner Registry
What is the Practitioner Registry?

Statewide registries have been developed throughout the country to increase the number of high quality early care and education programs by helping to develop and track a knowledgeable and skilled early childhood workforce, they are based upon an individuals verified professional achievements.  Registries provide important data about the early childhood workforce to help raise the status and compensation for early care and education as a viable and unique profession in our society. 

We invite you to apply to The Practitioner Registry to gain the recognition you deserve for your experience, education, and training in early care and education through your work with young children and families.

For more information or to apply please visit http://www.mtecp.org/practitioner.html
 and click on "Practitioner Registry User Guide" for futher assistance

Incentives Linked to the Practitioner Registry

  • Practitioner Registry Renewal AWARD
  • Practitioner Registry Achievement AWARD
  • Professional Development Incentive Award
  • Professional Development Incentive Award-Higher Ed
  • CDA, NAEYC and NAFCC Scholarships

For more information please visit http://www.mtecp.org/incentives.html

Montana High School Equivalency Assessment-HiSET


Navigate through the Greater Gallatin Community Resource Guide. A project of the Early Childhood Community Council. In association with Greater Gallatin United Way.


Common questions parents ask about infant immunizations.