Starting a child care business can be an exciting and rewarding venture, but it can also be overwhelming and challenging. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help you navigate the process and get your business up and running successfully. From licensing requirements to policy and procedures to marketing strategies, there are a variety of resources that can help you start and grow your child care business and Montana Child Care Business Connect is the perfect place to start! With the right resources and support, you can launch a successful child care business that provides high-quality care to children and families in your community.
Jason joins Zero to Five Montana as our Senior Child Care Business Advisor after eight years in economic development as Vice President with the Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA) and Regional Director of the Great Falls area Small Business Development Center (SBDC). He will be delivering educational opportunities and one-on-one consultation support to entrepreneurs and communities starting, growing, and expanding child care and early education solutions.
Shelby is a people-person who is excited to continue her community development work as the Community Navigator for Montana Child Care Business Connect. She helped develop and implement community-led projects related to children and families, facilitated a handful of early childhood coalitions and committees, received the 2022 Moving Mountains award, and became invested in the need for early childhood systems change in Montana.
Montana Child Care Business Connect (MCCBC) supports the start, stability, viability, and expansion of high-quality, early child care businesses in Montana and helps cultivate child care business stability and sustainability.