The ENHANCE Survey Results are now Live

Due to COVID-19 school and business closures resulted in cascading effects to families, providers, businesses, and schools, which illuminated the fractured childcare system in Montana that existed before the pandemic. Child care access, affordability and dependability became a central factor in Montana's ability to respond, rebuild and re-open. ENHANCE illustrates how child care is linked to resiliency and the interactive report highlights what Montana can do to build beyond COVID-19.

Essential Child Care Needs COVID-19 & 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.

Events

Montana Afterschool Alliance WebinarDecember 9, 2020

Dec. 31st Deadline to Spend CARES ACT Relief Funds

The Montana Afterschool Alliance has put together resources and information for the pending deadline and is hosting a Webinar on Dec. 9th to discuss spending, reporting and more. This is a must attend for providers who have received School Age Child Care COVID-19 Relief Funds. You can submit question ahead of time and join the call by registering below:

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Past 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

Montana Community Health Consulting

Montana Community Health Consulting

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