Paying for Child Care

Child care is expensive, period. Child Care Resources administers Montana’s Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship program to help families with low income cover the cost of child care.

Accepted into the scholarship program, you make a co-payment based on a sliding fee scale. For more information, please check out the basic eligibility requirements for the Best Beginnings scholarship.

Note: Some modifications to the Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship rules and procedures are currently in place to accomdate circumstances relating to the pandemic. To learn more about these temporary measures, please contact your caseworker.

Scholarship Application

You can apply for the Best Beginnings Scholarship in any of the following ways:

  • No appointment needed! Apply online (full application).
  • Download the application (full application).
  • Drop by our office to obtain an application.
  • Call us to request an application via regular mail.