Helena Office Space for Rent

Child Care Connections, a nonprofit organization working to promote quality child care, is in search of like-minded professionals to share our Helena Office, located at 901 N Benton Ave, Helena, MT.

There are currently two private offices and…
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This week we are highlighting the Child Care Licensing newsletter put out by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.

Page 3 of the newsletter discusses the amendments to training that apply to licensed child care providers. 

"All directors and…
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Enjoy a Healthy and Sweet Valentine’s Day

It's easy to get a sugar overload on holiday's, especially one as sweet as Valentine's!  Recommended by our Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Coordinator, here are a few delicious holiday treats that are kid-friendly, healthy, and sweet:

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    Child Care in the News- Thursday, February 8th, 2018

    We invite you to read the article Progress for Home Visiting, Child Care in Senate Budget Deal. published on February 7th, 2018 by First Five Years Fund on regarding child care in the news.

    "Bipartisan Senate agreement proposes 5-year reauthorization…
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    What Types of Toys Support Healthy Play?



    Look for toys, stuffed animals, figurines or dolls that aren’t from a tv show, or other media, to allow your child to create her own play ideas. Helping…
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    How to Support Your Child Through the Holidays

    These winter months can be tricky to navigate with young children.  Their routines and schedules often change significantly, due to shortened days, traveling, child care program closures, etc.  These changes can lead to situations that are less than ideal, i.e.…
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    How to Design a Soothing & Safe Garden for a child with ADHD

    A garden that is safe and calm helps soothe a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Everyone knows that a child with ADHD functions better in an environment that is neat and orderly. In this regard, a garden that exhibits the…
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    Gingerbread, gingerbread, gingerbread!!

    The holiday season is here and it brings with it wonderful smells of cinnamon, pine, and one of my favorites….gingerbread.  Many of us are busy decorating gingerbread men and women, houses and even trains with the children in our care.…
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    Coaches Corner: Is it Challenging Behavior or Lack of Sleep?

    Sometimes what may seem like challenging behavior may really be the expression of an overtired child. Sleep has a powerful impact on child behavior – even as it does on adult behavior (we have just to consider how we feel…
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    CACFP Meal Pattern Updates

    Centers and day care homes offering meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) play a critical role in supporting the wellness, health, and development of children through the provision of nutritious foods. Child care providers, in particular,…
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