Daycare License Requirements for Montana

    Worker requirements

    Must be at least 18 years old and have 2 years experience as a licensed/registered family day care home provider or day care center staff or a BA in education or a related field. Must also have sufficient language skills.

     

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Center-based Care
    Infants(1:4)
    Toddlers(1:8)
    Preschool(1:10)
    School age(1:14)

     

    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    All ages(1:6)[includes provider’s children who are under 6 years old]

     

    Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)
    Quality Assurance Division (QAD)
    Licensing Bureau
    Child Care Licensing Program
    2401 Colonial Drive, PO Box 202953
    Helena, MT 59620-2953
    Phone: 406-444-2012 or 406-444-7770
    Fax: 406-444-1742
    Web site: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/
    Or http://www.montanachildcare.com

    Montana Child Care Associations:

    Montana Child Care Association – MtCCA

    Montana Association for the Education of Young Children – MtAEYC

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