Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart


"A fun place to grow!"

Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship

Early Childhood Services Bureau

The Early Childhood Services Bureau offers Best Beginnings child care scholarships to qualified low-income families whose child receives care from a licensed child care center, licensed group or family child care home, or Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) child care provider.

Apply online with just a few clicks!

Best Beginnings Application

State Required Child Care Employment Paperwork

All providers and staff must complete a state and federal background check.

Print and return the completed paperwork by email or call to schedule an appointment. 

New Hire Paperwork

Butte 4 C's

Community Coordinated Child Care

Our local child care and family resource center. 

Butte 4 C's Website

Child Care Provider Search

Child Care Licensing

Our statewide child care search tool. Find quality child care in your community!

State Approved Provider Search

Best Beginnings STARS 2 Quality

"A continuous quality improvement program for early childhood education in Montana."

The Best Beginnings STARS to Quality Program is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system that aligns quality indicators with support and incentives for early childhood programs and early childhood professionals. 

STARS 2 Quality

Family Assistance Programs

Montana SNAP, Medicaid, TANF

Log in or create an account to apply for assistance online. 

Family Assistance Programs

Positive Solutions for Families

STARS 2 Quality Program

"Eight Practical Tips for Parents of Young Children with Challenging Behavior"

STARS Family Brochure

Help your child learn and grow!

A developmental checklist from the Center for Disease Control.

"Learn the Signs. Act Early."

Developmental Checklist

Montana Milestones

Montana Milestones/Part C of the IDEA Early Intervention Program

Montana’s comprehensive system of early intervention services and supports for families who have infants or toddlers, from birth through three who have significant developmental delays or disabilities or have been diagnosed with an established condition associated with significant delays in development.

Montana Milestones