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Time for Taxes: Some Initial Do’s and Don’ts
As this blog is posted, we are entering the time of year everyone is thinking about filing their taxes.
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Business-Focused Resolutions for the New Year
With a new year here already, now is the time to sit down and think about how you want your business to grow in 2024!
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Monthly Newsletters
We understand the demanding nature of your role as childcare providers and the importance of staying well-informed in an ever-evolving landscape. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our monthly newsletter, crafted with your unique needs in mind. Reading our newsletter means gaining access to a carefully curated collection of resources ...
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Engaging Communities in Addressing Child Care Needs During Winter Holidays
In this blog, we'll explore the importance of engaging communities to address child care needs during this festive season and provide some actionable steps to make a difference.
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The Montana Child Care System: Creating a Diverse Ecosystem of Support and Resources
Montana's child care system is built on the foundation of collaboration, diversity, and support. The system aims to create a nurturing environment where children can grow, learn, and thrive and families can rest assured their loved ones are in good hands. Let’s explore how the various components of the Montana ...
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Do You Have to Pay Wages While Training Employees?
Let us try to set the record straight on whether you – as a business owner in the childcare industry or others – are required to pay someone for training.
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Empowering Montana Child Care Businesses: Explore Our Latest Resources!
We are thrilled to share with you our latest resources and tools that are now available on our website.
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The Harmony of Business Acumen and Compassion: The Child Care Small Business Owner
In the world of child care, being a successful small business owner requires more than just a love for children. While a caring heart is undoubtedly a fundamental asset, the importance of possessing a business mind should not be underestimated. The combination of these two attributes is what truly sets ...
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The Importance of a Social Media Policy for Child Care Businesses & Understanding Photo Waivers
Learn about the importance of social media policies and the legal obligation of photo waivers for minors.
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After-School Care and the Opportunity to Diversify Your Revenue Stream
Offering after-school care can diversify a child care provider's revenue stream and enhance the organization's overall sustainability. After-school programs can be a valuable addition to a child care provider's services and help to fulfill the needs of working parents.
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Using Data to Help Inform Community Child Care Solutions
When trying to address a community problem, data collection should be one of the first action items on your list. However, there are some things to keep in mind before you dive into conducting research.
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The Reality of Competitive Wages
Part of our work here with the Montana Child Care Business Connect program is to help child care providers break free of the old ways of doing things, modernize, innovate, and run profitable businesses. This includes facing the reality of increased wages.
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The Reality of Owning a Business
Owning a child care business can be be challenging and emotionally exhausting but you're not alone!
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Why Community Collaboration is Essential to Developing Child Care Solutions in Montana
Child care is a necessity for many parents and caregivers around the world. Access to affordable, high-quality child care can be a determining factor in a parent's ability to join the labor force, pursue education, or live with less stress. Access to child care in Montana continues to be a ...
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The Reality About Grants for Child Care Services in Montana
Montana Child Care Business Connect’s goal is to help childcare providers understand what grants are and what they are not. Simply put, grants to for-profit entities, which are the vast majority of child care operators in Montana, are incentive reimbursements. 
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Free Online Child Care Training: Our ‘Tiny Training’ Series
Online, self-paced learning opportunities can be a powerful professional development tool for childcare providers, especially those who operate in-home programs with few or no employees.
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Why Should Companies Offer Support For Child Care?
Employers are often in the first wave affected by the lack of affordable and quality licensed child care. However, when it comes to child care support, employers often don’t know why or how to begin. I'm here to tell you why and how to invest in child care to retain ...
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