For more than 45 years, Child Care Resources (CCR) has worked to improve the quality of and access to child care in Western Montana. Specifically, our work has focused on improving access to child care for difficult-to-serve populations such as infants, children with special needs, low-income families, minority children and families who need part-time care.
CCR has been actively involved in community education and advocacy regarding the early childhood profession, which includes issues related to licensing, compensation and professional recognition.
In 2002, Child Care Resources launched ChildCareTraining.org (CCT), our online professional development training website for child care providers. We launched this venture with four courses the first year. We now have 40 courses. CCT is the centralized distance learning platform for Montana child care professionals and is approved in 15 states.
Timeline: 1969-2009, Four Decades of Progress
A lot happened in 40 years, so we put together a timeline of significant agency events and benchmarks, and changes in state regulations that affected the early childhood profession. Download our Timeline to see how much has changed over the years.
In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we developed the following publications which feature particular aspects of the agency’s work in the early childhood field.