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


How to Become a Child Care Provider

Child Care Connections offers assistance to individuals who are interested in becoming registered or licensed with the State of Montana to care for children.

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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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Best Beginnings STARS to Quality

The Best Beginnings STARS to Quality Program is a voluntary quality rating improvement system that aligns quality indicators with support and incentives for early childhood programs and early childhood professionals. 


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Child Care Regulations

Information regarding child care licensing and child care regulations.

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Child Nutrition Program

Child Care Connections is a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  Through the CACFP, child care providers are reimbursed for a portion of the cost of serving nutritious meals to children in child care.

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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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Update Provider Info

To update your provider information, rates, vancancies or general information; please contact your local child care resource & referral agency.

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Provider Trainings

Child Care Connections offers child care providers and early care professionals an assortment of trainings and workshops throughout the year.

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Best Beginnings Scholarship

Information that providers need to know about the Best Beginnings Scholarship.

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Provider Resources

Provider Services FAQ's

Quality Assurance Division- Child Care Licensing February 2018 Newsletter

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