Child Care Licensing

COVID-19 Information for Child Care

The role of the Child Care Licensing Program is to regulate and monitor child care facilities. Additionally, the Program establishes guidelines for the health, safety and well-being of the children in these facilities. Surveys are conducted annually and all complaints are investigated

Early Childhood and Family Support Division

Early Childhood Services Bureau

Montana Air Quality/Wildfire Smoke

Licensing Requirements for Centers

Registration Requirements for Family-Group

New Director Orientation

New Teacher Orientation

FBI Background Check Requirements
ATTENTION! Effective 6/1/2021 FBI FINGERPRINTS are FREE of charge! If you send in your fingerprints, there is no need to send payment with them. This is subject to change, and notifications will be sent when that happens.

Fingerprinting locations outside the CCR&R Agency by County

FBI Forms

Contact Information:

Child Care Licensing
PO Box 4210
Helena MT 59620-4210
Phone: (406) 444-2012
Fax : (406) 444-2750 or Email: