A fun-filled week celebrating young children and their families with hands-on, collaborative activities encouraging movement and healthy lifestyles through music, food, and art. Get involved with Week of the Young Child!
Upcoming Public Hearing and Public Comment Period
The 2019-2021 CCDF State Plan Public Hearing is set for Thursday, April 26, 2018, in the Sanders Auditorium, 111 N. Sanders, Helena, MT at 1:00PM. Details have been posted on the DPHHS public calendar. On April 19th, a draft of the plan will be available on the Early Childhood Services Bureau website, and public comments will be accepted online between April 19th and May 3rd on the Early Childhood Services Bureau website.
Unable to attend the Public Hearing in person? Join via Skype. A recording of the Public Hearing will also be available after April 26th.
Montana's 2019-2021 CCDF State Plan Draft for Public Comment
*The state plan draft is subject to change once comments are received.
Montana's 2019-2021 CCDF State Plan Public Comment Opportunity
*All comments, whether in writing or presented orally at the public hearing, must be related to specific items in the proposed Plan. Commenters must identify the Plan section number, heading, and page number of the Plan upon which they are commenting. Comments that do not reference specific sections in the Plan may not be considered or reviewed.
Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship
Administrative Rule and Policy Manual Proposed Changes
The proposed rule and policy manual changes being made to meet federal regulations. The proposed rule changes can be viewed on the Secretary of State’s website, in 2018 Issue No. 7. The proposed Child Care Policy Manual revisions can be viewed on the Early Childhood Services Bureau website.
Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments either orally or in writing at the hearing on May 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., in the auditorium of the Department of Public Health and Human Services Building, 111 North Sanders, Helena, Montana. Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to: Todd Olson, Department of Public Health and Human Services, Office of Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 4210, Helena, Montana, 59604-4210; fax (406) 444-9744; or e-mail email@example.com, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., May 11, 2018.
Demonstration of Pyramid Model Practices
ECSB Programs and Services
The Early Childhood Services Bureau has the following programs: