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Zero to Five helps caring Montanans make a lasting difference through local and statewide work, giving children a great start in life and a promising future. Through community partnerships, advocacy, and research, Zero to Five works to improve systems and give families the tools they need, from pregnancy all the way to their child’s first day of school, and beyond.

For more information on the Zero to Five Initiative, visit the Zero to Five website.

The Center's Role in Zero to Five

The Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development at the University of Montana is contracted by the Zero to Five Initiative to provide extensive research, data, and policy work around the three focus areas: healthy pregnancies, resilient parenting, and school readiness.

Meet the Center staff assisting with the Zero to Five Initiative: 

Carly Holman

Carly Holman

Research Analyst

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Ashley Ostheimer

Ashley Ostheimer

Research Assistant

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Amy Thomas

Amy Thomass

Research Assistant

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Research and Policy Briefs

The Center prepares research and policy briefs to support the Zero to Five initiative and early childhood efforts at the local and statewide level.
0 - 5 Research Brief on asset-based community development
0- 5 research brief on family friendly business practices
0-5 research brief on financial assistance to ease child care cost burden
0-5 research brief improving access to care -- partnering with employees

Asset-Based Community Development

Family Friendly Business Practices

Financial Assistance to Ease Child Care Cost Burden

Improving Access to Care -- Partnering with Employees

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Play and Learn Groups for Family Support

Investment in Early Education

Evidence-based program inventories

The Center has reviewed programs in each of the Zero to Five focus areas and compiled an evidence-based program inventory for healthy pregnancies, resilient parenting, and school readiness.

Access to health pregnancies evidence-based program inventory
Access to evidence-based program inventory on resilient parenting
Access to evidence-based program inventory on school readiness

Data Snapshots

Zero to Five includes 15 counties in western Montana and a statewide office.

Community snapshot

County-level data profiles with select maternal health, economic, and education indicators.

Beaverhead County
Beaverhead county community data snapshot
Deer Lodge
Deer Lodge county data snapshot
Flathead
Flathead county data snapshot
Granite
Granite county data snapshot
Jefferson
Jefferson county data snapshot
Lake
Lake County data snapshot
Lewis & Clark
County Snapshot of Lewis and Clark
Lincoln
Lincoln county community data snapshot
Madison
Madison county community data snapshot
Mineral
Mineral county community data snapshot
Missoula
Missoula county community data snapshot
Powell
Powell county community data snapshot
Ravalli
Ravalli county community data snapshot
Sanders
Sanders county community data snapshot
Silver Bow
Silver Bow County community data snapshot

Family Economics

County-level data profiles with select employment, education, and economic indicators.

Beaverhead County
Beaverhead family economics data sheet
Deer Lodge
Deer Lodge family economics data sheet
Flathead
Flathead county family economics data sheet
Granite
Granite county family economics data sheet
Jefferson
Jefferson county family economics data sheet
Lake
Lake County family economics data sheet
Lewis & Clark
Access to Lewis and Clark family economics data sheet
Lincoln
Lincoln county family economics data sheet
Madison
Madison county family economics data sheet
Mineral
Mineral county family economics data sheet
Missoula
Missoula county family economics data sheet
Powell
Powell county family economics data sheet
Ravalli
Ravalli county family economics data sheet
Sanders
Sanders county family economics data sheet
Silver Bow
Silver Bow County family economics data sheet

Data Stories

Check out our new story on Maternal Health in MT.

 

To view more data on children and families in Montana, visit the Montana Data Dashboard.  DataDashboard_Banner

 

 

For more information on the Zero to Five initiative, visit the Zero to Five website.