If you missed the last Provider Forum or if you are still a bit confused by the new licensing rules and regulations or any of the new changes through the state, this FREE event is for you! We are coming to your area to answer questions, and help you navigate the new waters of Early Childhood in our State. The first 2 hours of our forum, will include discussion on the new regulations that have had the greatest impact on facilities in our region, as well as a Q&A portion with representatives from: Provider Services/STARS, Best Beginnings, and a representative from licensing. The final hour will be reserved for Web assistance with your Registry accounts, or for anything else you might need. We will have computers available– bring any paperwork that you need uploaded into the ECP site.
As spring rolls around in Western Montana many early childhood programs look to getting outside and enjoying the long missed sunshine. Planting and growing is such an essential part of spring. This class is for every level of garden enthusiast, whether you have always wanted to start a garden with your childcare kiddos, or you have been gardening for years with your little ones. This class will help providers start or strengthen existing school gardens, link what’s going on in the garden to the classroom curriculum, and help children develop a deeper understanding of growing cycles, the earth and the healthy foods that can come from the earth.
This course introduces providers to the statewide agencies and programs in Montana that support quality early care and education programs. The course also includes information on program quality. Topics include licensing requirements, child development, curriculum, environments, guidance, family partnerships and professionalism. This course is required for new directors within 90 days of hire or role change.
This course provides information to early childhood professionals regarding the Early Childhood system in MT. Early childhood practices that promote health, safety, professionalism and quality care and education are explained. Community resources to support early childhood professionals, families and children are presented.
This course is required for all new staff within 90 days of employment.
Cost: Free Event