FORT BELKNAP, Mont. (NMB) – As part of his ongoing efforts to expand access to childcare and early childhood education across Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced over $1 million for Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships in the Fort Belknap Indian Community.
Tester said, “Just because some parents don’t have the luxury of regular, daytime work hours doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have access to convenient childcare. These Child Care Partnerships help support parents who work while making sure the next generation has the tools and resources they need to succeed, regardless of their financial circumstances.”
A press release says that Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships provide Pre-K preparation, daily meals, and advanced health screenings to children ages three through kindergarten in classrooms that are open up to nineteen hours a day, seven days a week to ensure parents who work at all hours can access quality affordable childcare.