Montana Early Childhood Network

Child care

About the Network


Early childhood policies and programs greatly impact the lives of children and families across Montana, and yet Montana’s early childhood system often fails to adequately address challenges such as the lack of child care, limited access to early learning, low wages for early care professionals, and supports necessary to strengthen families and communities. 

Zero to Five Montana is working across the state to build relationships, foster innovation, and advocate for early childhood policy solutions. Parents, community leaders, coalitions, and organizations are coming together in a commitment to improve the lives of young children and families, yet we lack a central “place” to bring us all together and collaborate on common goals. 

To leverage existing and new partnerships for collective change and improvements to the early childhood system, Zero to Five Montana is launching a statewide Montana Early Childhood Network. Our goal is to support a cross-sector group of partners in collaborating together to develop a policy framework we can all align on for years to come. Together, we can ensure programs and policies are rooted in what is best for children, families, our communities, and our state. 

We have engaged a design team to formalize the intent and structure of the network. Stay tuned for updates and progress as we head toward a formal launch in spring of 2024!

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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.