Providers in Montana may take courses with ChildCareEd and submit an individual training request form to receive credit. This includes directors, early childhood lead teachers, early childhood assistant teachers, and substitutes working in child care centers or group and family child care facilities.

The following are education and training requirements for child care providers in the state of Montana.

Orientation training

Each director, early childhood teacher, assistant teacher, and substitute working in child care centers or group and family child care facilities must complete the following training topics.

Early Childhood Lead Teacher 

  • Orientation training
  • Level 2 or higher on the ECP Practitioner Registry
    • 60 hours of approved training in the past 5 years
    • Annual training required for renewal: 16 hours of approved training 

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

  • Orientation training

Child Care Center Director

  • Orientation training
  • Level 4 or higher on the ECP Practitioner Registry
    • Current national CDA credential
    • 20 semester college credits in Early Childhood Education/Child Development
    • Annual training required for renewal: 16 hours of approved training

CDA Training

Thinking about opening a child care center in Montana?  For more information about opening a daycare or home child care center in Montana, contact your state licensing office. The office will be able to provide you with advice on Montana's requirements, rules, and regulations. 

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Administrators! Are you looking to purchase hours for your staff? ChildCareEd offers the Group Admin Program and Subscription Services, which make it easy and affordable to make group purchases.

Group Admin Program

The Group Admin Program allows you to purchase clock hours at a flat price and then assign classes to staff members. This gives you control over your budget and training plan. Purchase hours for staff to ensure they complete their training requirements.

Use our Group Admin Feature and receive the following benefits:

  • Record-keeping tools to manage continuing education requirements
  • Group Administrators can see their staff's progress in assigned courses as well as test scores
  • Purchase bulk hours with discounted Subscription Services
  • Refunded hours if staff leave and do not finish courses
  • Add or remove staff as needed
  • Assign training to individuals or the entire team
  • Print administrator copies of certificates

Subscription Services

With Subscription Services, you can purchase training hours at a low one-time cost. There are three tiers to choose from, depending on your needs:

  • Basic: Unlimited online training
  • Plus: Unlimited online training plus online CDA training courses
  • Instructor-Led: Unlimited online training, plus all CDA online training courses, and one Virtual Class each month led by a trained Educational Specialist
To view the course selection available for each of our subscription services, please click on View Courses List under each here: https://www.childcareed.com/subscriptions.html.

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