News and articles on early childhood research and policies.

FMC Letter to Montana Relief Fund

To: Montana Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force From: Funders for Montana’s Children April 23, 2020 Funders for Montana’s Children is a group of foundations that have come together to foster partnerships to expand quality early care in Montana. FMC Members include: AMB...

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COVID-19 Response Letter from FMC

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed so many aspects of our lives and, I believe, brought a lot of things into focus, a focus on what really matters. For many of us, that is the adaptability and resilience of our communities, our businesses, and our families. We are...

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Montana Childcare Directives COVID-19 – 4/1/20

The Governor issued an emergency order on 4/1/2020.  This order provides flexibility for certain child care rules.  DPHHS understands the need to balance strict adherence to the CDC guidelines to ensure we are keeping people safe and healthy with the need for child...

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The Montana Education Interim Committee

The Montana Education Interim Committee hosted an open hearing/public comment session on Pre--K on January 16, 2020. Comments included: advocating for funding only for accredited Pre-K sites,  funding only for public school Pre-K using public ed funding formulas, ...

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