Montana Shared Services 

Community Relationships Creating Change

About Us

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About US

MonTana Shared Services 

Montana Shared Services is a membership program that provides Shared Services.

Vision:

Montana child care is accessible to all families and all child care providers are supported

Mission:

Support all Montana child care providers through collaborative community partnerships

 

Guiding Principles:

  • Collaborate in authentic relationships

  • Offer inclusive, transparent, sustainable and culturally responsive services

  • Nurtures existing and new partnerships

  • Prioritize rest and reflection

Membership scholarships available for BIPOC and rural child care providers

Child Care Professionals

Caring. Passionate. Dedicated. 

We believe you became an educator because you care. You are passionate about children and families and are dedicated to providing the best care and education. 

 

Everything that goes along with running a successful business may overwhelm the initial reason you became an educator.

Montana Shared Services can help! 

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About You

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FAQ

  •  Who can become a member?​​​​

    • Anyone who owns or works in a Tribal or Montana State licensed child care program (family, group or center) is eligible to become a member.  If a program has a paid membership, staff are eligible for free affiliate memberships!

    • If you are working towards licensure, a Family, Friend & Neighbor provider or part of a license-exempt program, please contact us and we will figure out next steps.

  • What services will I have access to as a member?

    • ​For an up to date list of services click here.  We are always looking for member feedback on what services we should implement next.  Click here to let us know your idea!

  • What is the process for becoming a member?

    • ​Click the “Become a Member” button in the right hand corner of the page (soon to be live!). Based on your program, pick the “Family/Group” or “Center” and you will enter your payment method.  You will get instant access to all member benefits, besides the forum to ensure member safety.  Within 24 business hours, the Shared Services Coordinator will reach out to answer any questions, grant access to the forum and go over next steps.

  • How long do memberships last?​​

    • ​Your first month of membership is free! We want to make sure you are satisfied and excited about the services.  After your free trial, your payment method will be charged monthly.  You can cancel your membership at any time by emailing sharedservices@mtchildcare.org. We do not offer refunds on memberships. 

  • Who do I talk to when I have issues or questions about my membership?

    • ​Contact Suzy, Shared Services Coordinator.  In addition, when logged in as a member you will have access to “Member Chat” where you can quickly connect with Raise Montana staff as well as other members. 

Want to learn more? Check out our MTSS Launch Video!