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Become a Substitute

Enjoy working with children and want to set your own 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 wants flexible hours.

No prior child care experience necessary! 
Raise Montana will support you in completing all training requirements.


Ready to apply?

Have questions?

  • 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 Montana

  • 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.

  • Where will I be working?

    • We are currently recruiting substitutes statewide!  As a substitute, you will work in licensed Family, Group or Center child care programs as well as Head Starts & Early Head Starts. ​

  • What age children will I be educating and caring for?

    • Usually, child care programs serve kids ages 0-5 years old, but some programs also serve school aged children.​

  • How are wages determined? 

    • When posting a shift, child care providers will include wage information. Substitutes will view the wage before applying for the shift.  

  • Can I bring my child to sub shifts?

    • It is up to each child care program whether you may or may not bring children to a sub shift.  Substitutes will need to contact the program before accepting the shift to discuss if bringing children is allowed.  If allowed, substitutes will need to fill out all program required paperwork.​

  • 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.


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

Connect with Raise Montana


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