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  • Child Care Plus: The Center on Inclusion in Early Childhood is dedicated to creating a world where meeting the needs of every child is a natural part of everyday life. The Center shares knowledge, fosters skills, and encourages attitudes that promote inclusion as a core component of excellence in early childhood.
  • Department of Public Health and Human Services, Early Childhood Services Bureau. 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.
  • Montana Association for the Education of Young Children is the number one member organization in Montana to support, provide resources and advocate for the early care and education community. Its mission is to improve professional practice and working conditions for all teachers and caregivers of children, birth to eight years, and to build understanding and support for high quality early childhood programs.
  • Montana Child Care Resource and Referral Network, provides statewide leadership in shaping collaborations and strengthening local resource and referral agencies for the purpose of collectively building a diverse, high quality early care and education system accessible to all Montana families.
  • Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau is part of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry's Workforce Services Division, and works in partnership with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to develop labor market information about Montana and the United States that businesses, educators, government agencies, researchers, students and others find useful.
  • Montana Early Childhood Project, Montana State University, founded in 1985, is dedicated to improving the quality of programs and services for Montana's young children and their families. The Project is located in the Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University - Bozeman.
  • Montana Economic Developers Association. The Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) is an association of economic development professionals, made up of professional economic developers, business specialists, government employees, and staff members of affiliated non-profit organizations which promote and foster economic development activities in Montana.
  • Montana Head Start/State Collaboration Office. The Montana Head Start Association brings together families, staff, directors and friends of all Head Starts to provide leadership, education, information and advocacy on behalf of young children, pregnant women, and families throughout Montana.
  • Montana Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC) provides leadership, technical assistance and coordination to help boost student academic achievement. The Montana PIRC has been administered under the auspices of Women's Opportunity and Resource Development, Inc. since 1998.
  • Montana School Readiness Initiative. The School Readiness Initiative is a statewide effort that coordinates partnerships at the state level and in local communities. The community teams have different leadership and planned activities, but all agree that education about child development, readiness specifics, and appropriate expectations are all important. The teams make efforts to consolidate school readiness planning with other early childhood efforts in their communities.
  • Office of the Governor, Office of Indian Affairs. The Office of Indian Affairs was established in 1951 by the Montana legislature to facilitate effective tribal-state communications with special attention to the discussion and resolution of issues and concerns that Indian tribes face in regard to their unique political status with the federal government, and as full citizens of the state of Montana.