Coalitions Stabilize. Innovate. Build.

We engage in strategic cross-sector coalitions, networks, and initiatives to define and drive systems-change across the early childhood spectrum.

Montana Early Learning Alliance

The mission of the Montana Early Learning Alliance is to work towards a future where Montana’s early childhood system engages families and provides resources for affordable access to a developmentally appropriate learning environment for every four-year-old that is led by a highly skilled early educator who is valued, respected, and fairly compensated.

The Montana Early Learning Alliance (MELA) is a multi-sector partnership of early care and education organizations dedicated to identifying a pathway for quality preschool options across Montana. This group meets monthly to discuss evidence-based research and solutions that make sense for Montana. The alliance can provide data, policy guidance, and resources to support efforts to implement quality preschool. Learn more about early literacy efforts underway in Montana.

MELA partners with the National Institute for Early Education Research for policy guidance. Montana partners Include:

Montana Advocates for Children


Also referred to as MAC, Montana Advocates for Children is a group of stakeholders committed to ensuring all Montanans have access to a robust and coordinated early child care and education system.

Learn more on the MAC website.

Montana Early Childhood Coalition


This group of early childhood coalitions from across the state meets monthly.

Learn more about the groups involved on the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, The Montana Coalition website.

Montana Home Visiting Coalition


As research has demonstrated the incredible return on investment that evidence-based home visiting services give back to communities and families, the Montana Home Visiting Coalition was created in 2021 with the goal of increasing funding for these important services.  

Learn more on the Montana Home Visiting Coalition website.

You Can Make a Difference

We believe investing in our children today is the most important pathway to a healthy, thriving Montana tomorrow. Click the button below to learn more about how you can get involved.