How will Montana spend big pot of federal child-care money?

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 If you’re looking for a child-care slot for your kids in Montana right now – good luck.
Recent surveys indicate that much of Montana could be considered a child-care desert.

A memo from the Gianforte administration on the first round of federal child-care funding said a goal is to “maintain or increase (the) current number of slots for children by 5 percent by Sept. 30, 2023.”

Child-care advocates said that goal seems oddly low, and that they’d hope federal funding can do more.

“I mean, there is really nowhere else for kids to go right now, and that’s the struggle,” Danzer of Rocky Mountain Preschool said.

By: Mike Dennison

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