Child Care Businesses Stabilize. Innovate. Build.

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System-level Change


Zero to Five Montana works to support policy and advocacy across all of Montana. If you’re interested in learning more about about statewide reach and how we can all connect to support systems-level change across all of Montana, please reach out to [email protected]


Montana Child Care Business Connect (Connect) is a program of Zero to Five Montana focused on supporting starting, growing, and expanding providers and community initiatives thanks to $5 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), granted through a Montana Department of Health and Human Services competitive process awarded in May 2022.


As part of the vision to stabilize, innovate, and build early childhood systems, Zero to Five Montana developed the Connect program – Montana’s statewide hub for child care business development and innovation. Connect is dedicated to working with community partners, employers, child care business entrepreneurs, and business owners to build and stabilize programs to help meet the demand for child care across the state.

Uniting robust tools and resources, a team of experts, and partners from across the nation, Connect is the child care business development champion for Montana. Connect aspires to make a lasting change in our state by supporting the success of existing child care providers, inspiring entrepreneurs, employers, and communities to take action, and creating respect for the vital importance of the child care provider industry.

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