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.
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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:
The Center prepares research and policy briefs to support the Zero to Five initiative and early childhood efforts at the local and statewide level.
Asset-Based Community Development
Family Friendly Business Practices
Financial Assistance to Ease Child Care Cost Burden
Improving Access to Care -- Partnering with Employees
Play and Learn Groups for Family Support
Investment in Early Education
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.
Zero to Five includes 15 counties in western Montana and a statewide office.
County-level data profiles with select maternal health, economic, and education indicators.
County-level data profiles with select employment, education, and economic indicators.
Check out our new story on Maternal Health in MT.