Grants & Funding Opportunities

Parents and guardians, you may have children that cannot return to child care or school during the pandemic due to special circumstances. $4,000 scholarships are available to help off-set the cost of in-home care during this time.

Please contact your local CCR&R to learn more!

ENHANCE - Essential Child Care Needs Covid & Beyond

ENHANCE is a collaborative initiative to address child care needs across the state of Montana. Due to COVID-19 school and business closures resulted in cascading affects to families, providers, businesses and schools. The statewide socio-economic impact of COVID-19 is significant. Moving beyond COVID-19 child care has a direct correlation to the resiliency and ability for the state to re-open. ENHANCE has a mission to ensure Montana re-opens more resilient by addressing the cascading affects and resources needed across families, providers, businesses and schools.

Preview Survey Results

We have closed out the survey and are in the process of analyzing the results. You can scroll through a few preliminary highlights of the results below and our intention is to get the full details of the survey posted as soon as possible. We will be hosting a webinar to disseminate the results so please check back within the coming days to sign up for the webinar and view the compiled findings.

Survey Responses | Total Responses 2942

Survey Respondents by Type. Parents / Families: 2118, Childcare Providers: 426, Schools: 260, Businesses: 138.

Number of Survey Respondents by Type

Recent Events

No Child Home Alone SummitJuly 21, 2020

On July 21, 2020, the Montana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) Sub-committee on Child Care hosted a virtual summit to help organize people and resources to address the growing child care and out of school time care crisis happening in Montana as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News & Resources

Featured Resources

Here are some links to recent articles that shed light into the impact of COVID on Families, Providers, Businesses and Schools:

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Collaborators and Advocates

sciGaia

sciGaia

Montana State University Extension

Montana State University Extension

United Way – Greater Gallatin

United Way – Greater Gallatin

HRDC

HRDC

Zero To Five

Zero To Five

YMCA

YMCA

Montana Afterschool Alliance – MTAA

Montana Afterschool Alliance – MTAA

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

MT Child Care Resources & Referral Network

MT Child Care Resources & Referral Network

Montana VOAD Child Care Sub-Committee

Montana VOAD Child Care Sub-Committee

Family Connections – Great Falls Development Authority

Family Connections – Great Falls Development Authority

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