Become a Substitute

Passionate about working with children and want to set your own wage and hours?

No prior child care experience is needed and you will be compensated for all training hours.  Becoming a child care substitute is perfect for if you’re a student, retired person, former child care provider, school teacher or anyone interested in providing quality care and education and want flexible hours.


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  • At least 18 years old

  • Ability to complete required training hours including CPR and First Aid

  • Pass a background check

  • Live or able to commute to at least one of the following counties: Glacier, Toole, Liberty, Pondera, Teton, Chouteau, Cascade, Judith Basin, Fergus, Petroleum, Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Garfield, McCone, Richland, Dawson, Prairie or Wibaux.

  • Will I have a set schedule?

    • No, you are able to accept the shifts that work best for your schedule.  Once you have accepted a shift, then you are expected to work the posted hours.

  • How are wages determined? 

    • When posting a shift, child care providers will include information about their wage scale.   This may be an exact wage or a range depending on the qualities of the shift (float, Holiday, last minute call off, etc.).  Substitutes will be able to view the wage information and decide if they would like to apply.  When the provider chooses the sub for the shift, they will see the substitutes normal wage, which is determined by the substitute and the Substitute Coordinator based on region, qualifications and experience in ECE.  If the provider would like to offer a different wage than what the substitute has listed, then they may contact the substitute to discuss the wage.  If no discussion takes place, then the sub is paid at the wage indicated on their profile.

  • How do I find out about substitute shifts?

    • You can choose to be notified about shifts by email and/or text. In addition, you can visit the online platform and browse open shifts.

  • What if I do not have any experience working in child care?

    • That’s okay!  You will receive all necessary training as well as one hour onsite program orientations.

  • Will I be paid for my training?

    • Yes, during the pilot period you will receive a $300 sign-on bonus as compensation for your training hours after all training is completed and your sub profile is public.


Join the 

Complete Online Training 

Link up with your local CCR&R

Log on to the Platform

Mandatory Reporting


Licensing Requirements for Centers

Licensing Requirements for Family/Group Programs

Contact the Substitute Coordinator