Welcome to Family Connections Montana

  • Workers, including the self-employed, may get a larger tax refund this year! Please click here for important information about the Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • Providers, we are currently transitioning to a new credit card acceptance system through our website for payment of classes- we are working to smooth some bumps in this system but in the meantime we have other options for accepting credit card payment. Please call Tammy at 406-761-6010 if you experience difficulty with the system.
  • Mini Grant applications are now available for providers for information click here
  • The Early Childhood Services Bureau recently sent a letter to all licensed providers regarding policy changes and STARS updates. To view the letter please click here.
  • Family Connections is hiring a full-time LCP Specialist and a part-time Referral Specialist. Click here for more information and the employment application.
  • The Early Childhood Services Bureau is currently accepting applications for STARS. All interested providers please click STARSApplication to apply.
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  • Jan. 29, 2015 - Introduction to the Pyramid Model

    Find out what the Pyramid Model is and how the strategies can help providers create an environment that fosters social emotional growth in children and helps prevent challenging behavior. KB: Child Guidance, Environmental Design CDA: To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance *STARS required course; open to all providers *This class […]

  • Feb. 03, 2015 - Montana Blended Pyramid Model- Module 2- Northern Counties

    Continue learning strategies based upon the Pyramid Model to help children develop social emotional skills and how you as a provider can help children with challenging behaviors. You MUST have taken Intro to the Pyramid Model AND Module 1 prior to registering for this course. KB: Child Guidance, Family & Community Partnerships, Environmental Design CDA: […]

  • Feb. 03, 2015 - New Provider Orientation

    Required for family and group child care providers to attend within the first 60 days of registration. The morning session reviews licensing paperwork and requirements with our local licensor. The afternoon session reviews health, safety, child development/well-being, discipline/guidance, nutrition/food safety, and best business practices with FCMT. We do take a 30 minute break for lunch.  You […]

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Mini Grant Applications are now available

Mini Grant Application Family Connections MT Mini Grant Fact Sheet What is a mini grant? • A mini grant is for child care providers who are in need of funds to: o Replace equipment o Purchase developmentally appropriate toys or supplies o Meet licensing requirements (e.g. install egress window) o Help paying for damages caused […]

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