Early Childhood and Family Support

Early Childhood Services
Early Childhood Services

Health Support Services
Health Support Services

Nutrition Services
Nutrition Services

Prevention and Early Intervention
Prevention and Early Intervention Services

Services for Children and Families with Special Health Needs
Services for Children and Families with Special Health Needs

What's New in the ECFSD


Montana Early Childhood Advisory Council: April 2021 Minutes

Early Childhood and Family Support Division (ECFSD)

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Children, youth, and families are healthy and thriving.


The Early Childhood and Family Support Division provides coordinated services and resources to promote well-being and support the health and development of children, individuals, families, and communities.

Guiding Principles:

We recognize that individuals, families, and communities have diverse backgrounds, experiences and needs which informs our program design and service throughout the state. 

Families are honored as the expert of their child and recognized as their child’s first and most influential teacher.

We value collaborative partnerships and our work with community agencies to best support Montanans.

We recognize and address equity and inclusion in our service delivery and program structure.

We promote prevention programs striving to ensure the safety of children and families while working to build individual resiliency and family strength.

We strive to use data to inform our decisions and program design.

We are committed to staff and workforce development to support professional growth and ensure our programs are administered innovatively and effectively.

We commit to administer programs intentionally and sustainably, with integrity and accountability.