Finding Child Care

Child Care Resources helps you find child care that meets your family’s needs. We can help you limit your search to a geographic area or specific program type.

We maintain a database that includes all types of legally operating programs, both licensed and unlicensed. We have information about ages of children programs serve, hours of operation, rates, and programming. We update our database regularly, particularly so we know which facilities have vacancies.

How do I get list of child care providers?

  1. Give us a call at 406-728-6446 or 800-728-6446. We’re available by phone M-F 8-5 PM Mountain Time, and until 7 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We’ll gather information about your family and child care needs, then get back to you with information about some facilities that might work for you. We can send that to you via email, fax or in the mail. Normally, we’ll get back to you that day, but if there are complications, we’ll get back to you the next business day.
  2. Search online on your own–24/7. If you create an online account, searching will be faster in the future. If you don’t find what you are looking for online give us a call or send in the online child care needs form. We can conduct a more advanced database query than is available online.
  3. Complete the child care needs online form. The more complete your response, the better we’ll be able to match your needs. We’ll get back to you by the next business day.
  4. If you want a list of  child care providers by zip code or town, visit This list is not as up to date as ours and it does not have vacancy information. This site also includes reviews which might be helpful. You might want to write a review as well.