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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.

Early Childhood Providers

 

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Statewide Best Beginnings Reimbursement Rates

Temporary COVID Rates Effective August 1, 2020

Center

Infant/Toddler
Age 0 up to 3
Preschool Age
Age 3 up to 6
School Age
Age 6 and over

Half Day

Full Day

Half Day

Full Day

Half Day

Full Day

$20.00

$40.00

$17.50

$35.00

$17.50

$35.00

 

Group

Infant/Toddler
Age 0 up to 3
Preschool Age
Age 3 up to 6
School Age
Age 6 and over

Half Day

Full Day

Half Day

Full Day

Half Day

Full Day

$16.50

$33.00

$15.00

$30.00

$15.00

$30.00

 

Family

Infant/Toddler
Age 0 up to 3
Preschool Age
Age 3 up to 6
School Age
Age 6 and over

Half Day

Full Day

Half Day

Full Day

Half Day

Full Day

$15.00

$30.00

$14.00

$28.00

$14.00

$28.00

 

Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN)

Infant/Toddler
Age 0 up to 3
Preschool Age
Age 3 up to 6
School Age
Age 6 and over

Half Day

Full Day

Half Day

Full Day

Half Day

Full Day

$12.75

$25.50

$11.90

$23.80

$11.90

$23.80

 

Relative Care Exempt Provider (RCE)

Infant/Toddler
Age 0 up to 3
Preschool Age
Age 3 up to 6
School Age
Age 6 and over

Half Day

Full Day

Half Day

Full Day

Half Day

Full Day

$11.25

$22.50

$10.50

$21.00

$10.50

$21.00