Montana's child care system recognizes four types of child care, and requires that anyone caring for more than 2 unrelated children on a regular basis become registered by the state.
ChildCareTraining.org is Montana's Distance Learning provider. Here you'll find online courses to meet child care licensing and STARS requirements, as well as, other professional development needs 24/7.
STARS to Quality is Montana's quality rating improvement system. STARS includes workforce development, a quality improvement system, and infrastructure to provide coaching, technical assistance, training, and to validate the program.
All child care provider training and professional development must be approved by the Montana Early Childhood Project. Visit their website to apply or renew your Practitioner Registry, for a statewide calendar of events, and a copy of your professional development record!