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Best Beginnings Quality Programs

LogoThe department offers a range of programs and supports to providers of early care and education that contribute to the availability of quality services for all Montana  children.This includes support to individual providers who participate in approved training activities, grants to early care and education providers and funds to provide training opportunities.Quality initiatives support early childhood professional development, inclusion of children with disabilities and a statewide network of Child Care Resource and Referral agencies.

Certified Infant Toddler Caregiver Stipends

Child Care Policy Manual

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

Early Childhood Project-Career Development Office

Fun Family Activities Book (the family companion document to the MT Early Learning Guidelines)

Higher Education Grants

Inclusion of Children With Disabilities in Child Care Programs

Initiatives for Child Care Providers who care for Infants and Toddlers

Montana Early Childhood Apprentice Program (MECAP)

Montana Universities and Colleges

Professional Development Incentive Award (PDIA)


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