Early Childhood Services Bureau

Affordable ♦ Accessible ♦ Coordinated Systems

The Mission of the Early Childhood Services Bureau is to improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of early care and education in Montana, with focused efforts on coordinated systems to best meet the needs of young children, their families, and the professionals who work on behalf of young children and families.

Parents and Families

Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship Program
Learn more about getting help paying for child care
Child Care Providers Dashboard
Find a Child Care Provider in your area
Best Beginnings STARS to Quality
A quality rating improvement system to support early childhood education programs in continuous quality improvement
Child Care and Development Fund
Increases the availability, affordability, and quality of early care and education services
Child Care Licensing
Establishes guidelines for the health, safety and well-being of children in child care
Child Care Provider Search
Find a licensed/registered child care provider
Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
Help families find and pay for high quality child care
Child Growth and Development
Learn about developmental screening resources in Montana
Documents and Resources
Documents, forms, reports, and information about additional services to support children and families
Recalls and Product Safety
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission


Report Fraud