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Saturday, April 2

ROLL  AND READ

Come down and visit multiple story stations with professionals such as a medical professional, fire fighter, and mascots.  Children can enjoy visiting the stations, hearing the stories and then also checking out the fire truck.  

Time:  1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM

Where:  McCormick Park in Missoula (600 Cregg Ln.)

Bring your strollers and comfy shoes to join Missoula's first ever Roll and Read for 0-5 year olds! Families are welcome to stroll from one station to the next to hear stories about how we are "Stronger Together" read by fire fighters, a compost collector, a nurse, a kangaroo... even Pete the Cat! After hearing stories you can check out the fire and compost trucks and have a snack..  

For more information contact Anna via email.

 

Sunday, April 3

LISTENING SESSION:  CHILD CARE PROVIDER & FAMILY PARTNERSHIPS

Raise Montana will be hosting a listening session of a panel of child care providers and parents to discuss family engagement and a partnership within child care.   ECP Credit Available!

Time:  6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Where:  Via Zoom

​For more information contact Suzy at (406) 396-9091 or via email.  

 

 

Monday, April 4

Music Monday

Kiddos can celebrate Week of the Young Child with some music, movement and dancing. We will be making our own intstruments!

Time:  10 AM - 1 PM

Where:  Families First Learning Lab on the Second Floor of the new Missoula Public Library. 455 E Main St.

For more information contact Katie Little at (406) 396-4060 or email

Early Childhood Champion Celebration!

Join Healthy Start Missoula to virtually celebrate the Early Childhood Champions in Missoula County!

Time:  Noon to 12:30 PM

Where:  Via Zoom

Each year Healthy Start Missoula solicits nominations for Early Childhood Champions - the amazing early childhood professionals and volunteers who go above and beyond to support families with young children. A small committee selects each year's award winners. Join us on Zoom to find out who this year's champions are and learn more about them!

For more information contact Anna Semple at email.

Tuesday, April 5

Tasty Tuesday - Bread Making & Decorating

Cooking time! Create a delicious treat out of bread dough. Kids will also get a free apron to decorate and use in the kitchen at home. Aprons available until they run out.

Time:  10 AM - 1 PM

Where:  Families First Learning Lab on the Second Floor of the new Missoula Public Library. 455 E Main St.

For more information contact Katie Little at (406) 396-4060 or email

Level Up Your Leadership: Trauma 101 Introduction

Expand your knowledge around the importance of becoming trauma-informed and responsive in your daily interactions.

Time:  5:30 - 7 PM

Where:  Missoula Food Bank and Community Center

For more information contact the Parenting Place (406) 728-KIDS.

 

Wednesday, April 6

MISSOULA COUNTY KEA RESULTS

A webinar to disseminate the Missoula County Kindergarten Entry Assessment results.

Time:  Noon to 1:00 PM

Where:  Via Zoom - registration required

Are children in Missoula County ready for kindergarten?  And what really makes a difference?  Zero to Five Missoula County has gathered information about 700 incoming kindergarten children and their families, to reveal the factors of early life experiences that are most strongly linked to being ready for school, both socially and academically.  Join them to learn more about the results and how we as a community can use this information to make sure all kids can thrive. 

For more information contact Grace Decker at (406) 830-0870 or via email.  

Blue Block Fun!

Come build with our giant blue blocks! In the Families First classroom on the second floor of the Missoula Public Library.

Time:  10 AM - 5 PM

Where:  Families First Learning Lab on the Second Floor of the new Missoula Public Library. 455 E Main St.

For more information contact Katie Little at (406) 396-4060 or email

Thursday, April 7

Artsy Thursday - Shaving Cream Painting

Time to get messy, create some art, and have some fun!

Time:  10 AM - 1 PM

Where:  Families First Learning Lab on the Second Floor of the new Missoula Public Library. 455 E Main St.

For more information contact Katie Little at (406) 396-4060 or email

HEAD START ENROLLMENT AND OPEN HOUSE

Visit Head Start and discover what Head Start offers as well as schedule an enrollment application. Children receive a take home activity bag. 

Time:  11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022

Where:  Head Start Main Building in Missoula

Now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 School Year!  Discover what Head Start Offers!  They will have a table sut up outside, in front of their main building.  This is a wonderful change to schedule an enrollment application and get any questions answered about their Head Start Program.  Children will receive a take home activity bag.  

For more information contact Stephanie Biegel at (406) 728-5460 or via email.  

 

LIFTS IN MISSOULA COUNTY

Come learn about LIFTS Online Resource Guide. 

Time:  Noon to 1:30 PM

Date:  Thursday, April 7, 2022

Where:  Zoom

Participants will be asked for feedback on the tool and how it can be improved to best serve Missoula County.  

For more information contact Stephanie Morton at (406) 370-2504 or via email

SAFE KIDS MISSOULA WATER SAFETY WORKGROUP MEETING

Join Safe Kids Missoula and their Water Safety Workgroup Members to find out about Safe Kids Missoula, lifejacket loaner program, what the Water Safety Workgroup partners are doing to help promote water safety and prevent open and closed water drownings.  

Time: 1:00 PM

Date:  Thursday, April 7, 2022

Where:  Via Zoom

For more information contact Kevi Berger at (406) 926-2522 or via email

 

Friends of the Children Open House

Get to know more about Friends of the Children and our exciting programming starting up this spring!

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Date:  Thursday, April 7, 2022

Where:  Friends of the Children, 1649 W. Central.

For more information contact Stacy at (406) 543-0690 or via email

Friday, April 8

Family Friday Fun!

We will be celebrating families with fun activities and a family art project!

Time:  10 AM - 1 PM

Where:  Families First Learning Lab on the Second Floor of the new Missoula Public Library. 455 E Main St.

For more information contact Katie Little at (406) 396-4060 or email

Nurturing Trauma-Informed Child Care Programs

A panel of child care providers who have completed the Linking Systems of Care training will share their thoughts and reflections about becoming trauma-informed child care programs.

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Date:  Thursday, April 7, 2022

Where:  Zoom

For more information contact Suzy at (406) 396-9091 or via email.  

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