Early Childhood Professional Development

The Nurturing Center offers a variety of opportunities for professional development to child care providers in our region. Click on the Professional Development Calendar link below to see current offerings. All classes that we offer meet the Montana Early Childhood Project guidelines as approved training. Montana requires that all child care providers (directors and staff) need to be on the registry and need a total of 16 hours of training per year.


To learn more about training requirements for Montana early care educators and upcoming approved trainings for all regions, visit the Montana Early Childhood Project (ECP). The Montana Early Childhood Project is housed at the Montana State University and partners with Montana’s Early Childhood Services Bureau and all others who are committed to bringing the highest quality, consistent early care and education to all of Montana’s children.

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