Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies and Regions

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Contact a CCR&R Agency

The Nurturing Center
322 2nd Ave West, Suite C
Kalispell, MT  59901-4428
Office: (406) 756-1414
Toll Free: (800) 204-0644
Fax: (406) 756-1410

Serving Counties: Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Sanders

Child Care Resources
2409 Dearborn Ave., Suite L
Missoula, MT  59801
Office: (406) 728-6446
Toll Free: (800) 728-6446
Fax: (406) 549-1189

Serving Counties: Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli

Butte 4 C's - Butte
101 N. Main Street
Butte, MT 59701
Office: (406) 723-4019
Toll Free: (800) 794-4061
Fax: (406) 723-6982

Serving Counties: Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Granite, Madison, Powell, Silver Bow

Child Care Connections
2415 W. Main St. Suite 1
Bozeman, Montana 59718
Office: (406) 587-7786
Toll Free: (800) 962-0418
Fax: (406) 587-1682

Serving Counties: Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Meagher, Park

Family Connections MT - Great Falls
202 2nd Ave S, Suite 201
Great Falls, MT  59405
Office: (406) 761-6010
Toll Free: (800) 696-4503
Fax: (406) 453-8976

Serving Counties: Cascade, Chouteau, Fergus, Glacier, Judith Basin, Petroleum, Pondera, Teton, Toole

Family Connections MT - Havre
145 4th Ave, Suite 3
Havre, MT 59501
Office: (406) 761-6010
Toll Free: (800) 696-4503
Fax: (406) 262-7075

Serving Counties: Blaine, Daniels, Dawson, Garfield, McCone, Hill, Liberty, Phillips, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley, Wibaux

District 7 HRDC - Billings
7 North 31st Street
PO Box  2016
Billings, MT  59103-2016
Office: (406) 247-4732
Toll Free: (800) 443-1411
Fax: (406) 248-2943

Serving Counties: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Fallon, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Powder River, Rosebud, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Treasure, Wheatland, Yellowstone

About CCR&R Agencies

The Early Childhood Services Bureau contracts with regional CCR&R agencies to offer the following services:

  • Help low-income families find and pay for child care
  • Offers referrals to licensed and registered child care facilities for families of all income levels
  • Offer training, technical assistance, and support for child care providers
  • Initiate projects to build quality child care
  • Inform policy makers, businesses, and the public on child care related issues
  • Advocate for child care providers and for families with children

Services to Families

Child Care Resource and Referral agencies provide referral services to families seeking child care. This includes providing parents with information regarding:

  • Child Care openings,
  • Location of care,
  • Type and quality of care,
  • Special circumstance information, such as does the provider offer extended hour service, has he/she completed accreditation process, or does he/she serve infants and toddlers.
  • Eligibility for the Best Beginnings Scholarship Program.

Services to Providers

Child Care Resource and Referral agencies:

  • Work with the local licensing specialists to present quarterly orientation sessions for new providers and provide technical assistance to providers who have been referred by licensing specialists for corrective action.
  • Develop and present regular training to child care providers in the areas of:
    • Child Development
    • Health and Safety
    • Infant and toddler care
    • Sound business practices

Referral Services

The goal of referral services is to provide a high quality, seamless referral program to families and the community regarding child care options, types of care available, fees, and the common child care business practices. Referral services are provided by the CCR&R in each of the 7 regions. For more information, contact your local CCR&R. 

Distance Learning

Child Care Resources provides distance learning to child care providers through CCR&Rs in each region are available to provide support to providers completing online coursework through Technical problems related to specific website concerns should be directed to CCR&Rs have computers available to take an online course if needed.

Montana Child Care Resource & Referral Network

Montana Child Care Resource & Referral Network is a statewide network of  6 regional Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies who work to improve the quality, accessibility, and affordability of child care for all Montana's families.

Learn more about the MT CCR&R Network