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LOCAL FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
 
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER 755-2425


1725 Mt. Hwy. 35, Kalispell, MT 59901
Provides home and center based services for children, from ages 0-21 who are developmentally delayed or disabled, and their families. Provides evaluation, training and support. Fax 755-2426 Missoula 1-800-914-4774
www.childdevcenter.org

 
FLATHEAD CITY-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 751-8100


1035 1st Avenue West, Kalispell, MT 59901
Fax 751-8102
Community Health Nurses provide breast feeding counseling, maternal child health information, limited pre-natal services, immunization clinics and home visits for families.
    • REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CLINIC 751-8150
    • WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC) 751-8170
    • COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC 751-8110
www.flatheadhealth.org  |  Flathead City-County Health School and Daycare Information
 
THE NURTURING CENTER 756-1414


146 3rd Ave W., Kalispell, MT 59901
Provides comprehensive support, education, and resources to families.
www.nurturingcenter.org
 
AWARE, Inc 755-9471


20 3rd Street East. Kalispell, MT 59901
Provides quality, community-based services to persons with challenging mental, emotional, and in some cases, physical needs who would otherwise be served in a more restrictive setting or perhaps not be served at all.
www.aware-inc.org
 
FLATHEAD SPECIAL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE 257-1857


1001 S. Main St., Kalispell
Provides speech, language, psychological, occupational, physical therapy and preschool services to children 3-15 years old. Conducts Child Find outreach each fall and spring to identify children with special learning needs.
 
HEAD START 752-7011


79 7th Ave. EN, Kalispell, MT 59901
Fax 755-1916
Head Start is a pre-school program available at no cost to income eligible families
www.headstartmt.org
 
KALISPELL SCHOOL DISTRICT #5 751-3445


233 1st Avenue East, Kalispell, MT 59901
Special education services for children 3 years and up who have handicapping conditions and special needs. Elementary programs serve students in District #5 only, while high school provides services for students in Flathead County.
www.sd5.k12.mt.us
 
PARENTS LETS UNITE FOR KIDS - PLUK 270-1086 / 877-881-4421


A statewide group that supports families in their desire to help people with disabilities lead productive lives.
www.pluk.org
 
STILLWATER THERAPEUTIC SERVICES 752-6100


418 Windward Way, Kalispell, MT 59901
Outpatient and children's services. Provides outpatient counseling to children and families; children's case management; therapeutic foster care; family based services. Medicaid, insurance and Montana Mental Health Services Plan accepted. 24-hour crisis intervention services. Fax: 752-6262

STATE RESOURCES
The State of Montana offers two web-sites full of information about early childhood programs and services. A link to updates about Montana's Children Agenda will be found here as well during Montana's legislative session.

Early Childhood Services Bureau - Helena, MT
Montana's Early Childhood Services Bureau is dedicated to helping children and families succeed by increasing the affordability, accessibility and quality of early care and education. Find information about Best Beginning Child Care Scholarships, Quality Programs, the new Best Beginning STARS to Quality - Quality Rating Improvement System DRAFT for day care programs in Montana and much more.
www.childcare.mt.gov

Montana Early Childhood Project - Bozeman, MT
The Early Childhood Project is dedicated to improving the quality of programs and services for Montana's young children and their families. State publications and newsletter, including the Montana Early Learning Guidelines can be found here.
www.montana.edu/ecp


NATIONAL RESOURCES/ADVOCACY
Information, position statements, advocacy efforts, and updates on legislative issues affecting children and families at the national level can be found at these web-sites.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC promotes national, state and local public policies that support a system of well-financed, high quality early childhood education programs in a range of settings, including child care centers, family child care homes, and schools. Read NAEYC's A Call to Excellence in Early Childhood Education.
www.naeyc.org/policy

Children's Defense Fund
The Children's Defense Fund grew out of the Civil Rights Movement under the leadership of Marian Wright Edelman. It has become the nation's strongest voice for children and families since its founding in 1973.
www.childrensdefense.org/site
 

Aug 29, 2014
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