What We Do
Montana Child Care Business Connect (MCCBC) supports the start, stability, viability, and expansion of high-quality, early childcare businesses in Montana and helps cultivate child care business stability and sustainability.
Value Proposition Statement
Understanding the diversity and varied challenges of our state, the Connect program provides invaluable one-on-one consultation and coaching opportunities. The program is spearheaded by our team of business and industry experts who facilitate in-depth, personalized pathways for solving complex issues. Their goal is to guide immediate and long-term goals of child care providers and engage employers and communities in the shared vision of an elevated child care system.
Montana Child Care Business Connect is contributing to successful futures in Montana by providing small business support that will create big community impact. Together we aim to build confidence, bring professionalism, create more opportunities for connection, boost economies, and inspire pride within the child care industry – because better child care systems mean thriving communities. And that matters for everyone.
Our theory of change
Schedule a Business Consultation
with Senior Child Care Business Advisor Jason Nitschke
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.
Schedule a Community Consultation
with Community Navigator Shelby Whelan
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.