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Powell man denies possessing meth at home daycare

CODY, Wyo. — A Powell man has denied charges that he kept methamphetamine at his house, endangered children at the home daycare run by him and his wife.

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HEALTH MATTERS: What to look for when choosing a day care

HEALTH MATTERS: What to look for when choosing a day care

Leaving children at day care is a difficult decision, but it’s a decision most parents are forced to make. More than 60 percent of children younger than 5 are in some type of child care arrangement for an average of 33 hours a week, according to the United States Census Bureau. Parents want …

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Families scramble, look for answers in wake of day care closing

Families scramble, look for answers in wake of day care closing

Like the hundreds of other parents displaced by the unannounced closure of Billings’ largest day care, Julie Dompier is reeling.

August 05, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Child care resources for families

Family Connections free child care referral: visit familyconnectionsmt.org and click on “I need help finding child care” or call toll-free at 800-855-406-2273.

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N.D.'s oil country faces shortage of day cares

WILLISTON, N.D. — Community leaders in northwest North Dakota say the state's oil country doesn't have enough day cares to host the children of the thousands of workers who have arrived to the area.

March 24, 2014 4:42 pmLoading…

Missoula day care provider to pay $10K for child left in hot van

MISSOULA — A Missoula day care provider accused of leaving a child alone in a hot van while others were in a movie theater must pay for the child’s counseling, but won’t go to jail, a District Court judge ruled Thursday.

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State pulls license of Missoula day care center

MISSOULA — The state has revoked the license of a Missoula day care center whose owner and two staff members were cited with negligent endangerment after a 4-year-old boy was reportedly left in a van during a movie outing.

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Commission denies zoning request for Lockwood day care

Turning a church into a day care on Nightingale Drive in Lockwood would increase traffic and hazards along the narrow street, residents told Yellowstone County commissioners during a public hearing on Tuesday.

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Gazette opinion: Council should support new life for old school

Gazette opinion: Council should support new life for old school

If you haven’t been inside the former Garfield School building recently, you may not know that it is home to City Vineyard Church, Building Blocks Early Learning Center and Day Care, Montana State University Billings, MSU-Bozeman Extension Office and all of the community service staff of Yel…

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Wyoming daycare owner pleads guilty in infant's death

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper daycare center owner has pleaded guilty to child endangerment in the death of an infant at her center.

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Catholic schools evaluating day care and preschool programs

The Billings Catholic Schools Board on Tuesday discussed possible directions for the school system’s day care and preschool programs, which have been struggling financially since last year.

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Charges filed in daycare death

Prosecutors on Tuesday filed charges against the owner of a Casper child care center where an infant died in October.

February 09, 2011 10:45 pmLoading…
Crystal Bohn: Owner, Crystal's House Daycare LLC

Crystal Bohn: Owner, Crystal's House Daycare LLC

Crystal Bohn transformed her love for childcare into an enterprising business that has expanded to four locations, employs 15 people, picks up kids at 10 Billings schools and cares for more than 60 children.

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Crystal Bohn, Owner, Crystal's House Daycare LLC

Crystal Bohn transformed her love for childcare into an enterprising business that has expanded to four locations, employs 15 people, picks up kids at 10 Billings schools and cares for more than 60 children.

January 27, 2011 1:56 pm
State rolls out new standards for childcare providers

State rolls out new standards for childcare providers

Montana wants to improve daycare. Starting with the New Year, a small group of Montana childcare providers will be piloting a new state program meant to enhance the quality of care children receive in daycare and preschool.

January 02, 2011 11:00 pmLoading…
St. Vincent Healthcare expands child care services

St. Vincent Healthcare expands child care services

It is rare in Montana to find a hospital offering on-site licensed child care for its employees, and rarer still to find a hospital expanding those services.

November 17, 2010 3:00 pm Photos

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Missoula child care operator admits sexually abusing girl

MISSOULA - A 71-year-old Missoula man accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl under his supervision has pleaded guilty to felony sexual assault.

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High cost forces tough choices for parents

High cost forces tough choices for parents

Bailey O'Connor entertains Mason Johnson, 8 months, at Kountry Kare day care in Shepherd. Laura Berens has operated Kountry Kare for 24 years. "It's a friendship and a family," Berens said of the relationship she has with her clients. "It's not just somewhere you drop your kids off."

March 14, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…
High cost forces tough choices for parents

High cost forces tough choices for parents

Meghan Wilson, 17, draws on a white board with Claire Wheeldon, 6, on Wednesday at Kountry Kare day care near Shepherd. Wilson attended the day care as a child and is now a caregiver.

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