Three children on a tire swing
If you ask any parent with young children, they will tell you that one of the biggest challenges they face is finding high quality and affordable child care. Montana ranks 40th in the nation in terms of child care availability and only meets 41% of the child care demand by current licensed capacity. 1

This issue impacts more than just children and families. Business owners across the state struggle to recruit and retain their workforce. Without a child care option, many parents must stay at home. While the challenge is immense, there are a lot of great resources available to support children, families, and communities.