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Little Minds
Family Handbook

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the Family Handbook.

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Stay Connected with the Brightwheel Mobile App

Brightwheel allows users to get real-time updates throughout the day. Receive photos, connect with teachers, see your child's activities, and so much more!

Learn more about Brightwheel HERE

Download the app below.

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Local Resources

These linked resources will guide you to external sites.

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Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship Program

The Early Childhood Services Bureau offers Best Beginnings child care scholarships to qualified low-income families whose child receives care from a licensed child care center, licensed group or family child care home, or Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) child care provider.

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Montana's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children is an American federal assistance program of the Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture for healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children under the age of five.

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Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers. 

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Helena Food Share

Serving our neighbors in need by providing food in a respectful and dignified way and by working with others to eliminate hunger in the greater Helena area.

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Child Care Connections -
Special Needs Resources

Get support for a child with special needs in the child care setting. Learn about early intervention and find out if your child is eligible for services.

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Child Care Licensing

The role of the Child Care Licensing (CCL) program is to monitor, inspect, and support licensed and registered childcare facilities, as well as those working to become licensed or registered. 

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Montana Milestones Part C Early Intervention Program

Montana Milestones/Part C of the IDEA Early Intervention Program is Montana’s comprehensive system of early intervention services and supports for families who have infants or toddlers, from birth through three who have significant developmental delays or disabilities or have been diagnosed with an established condition associated with significant delays in development.


Helpful Links

These linked resources will guide you to external sites.

Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline believes that trauma-responsive social and emotional learning (SEL) is a lens through which transformational change in the areas of racial equality, equity and inclusion is not only possible, but essential.

Child Care Connections

Child Care Connections is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advocates for the well-being and quality care of children by supporting early childhood professionals, families and the communities we serve.

Car Seat Safety Tips

It’s a familiar routine: strapping your child into the car seat before you get behind the wheel—but, is your child really safe?

Potty Training Resources

Potty Training: Learning to the Use the Toilet

There is not one “right” way or one “right” age to learn how to use the toilet. Here's what to keep in mind to child approach potty training.

Child Development and Parenting
Potty Training Your Child

Learn the signs that tell you your child is ready to toilet train and get tips for successful potty training.

Healthy Children
Potty Training

In order for a toddler to be successfully potty trained, she needs to be able to sense the urge to go, be able to understand what the feeling means, and then be able to verbalize that she needs your help to make it to the toilet and actually go. 

Helpful Resources

Downloadable PDFs

Car Seat
Safety Poster

Benefits of Family Style Dining

Encourage Children's Language Development

Busy Bodies Tip Sheet

STEM Learning Through Tinkering

It's Never "Just Play"!

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Toy Safety Tips

Should a family in our program need help with something specific they are welcome to reach out to us & we will help them find what they need!

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