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We believe that by working closely with community members in the Greater Helena area and around Montana to identify needs, build partnerships, and strengthen services, more children and families will be ready for success in school and in life.

Advocacy and Communication — This committee has two major goals with a variety of subsidiary objectives and action plans:

  • Develop and implement messaging and marketing to promote a focus on early childhood.
  • Promote investments that support the well-being of our youngest children.

Chairs: Chelsea Segrest and Katie Gallagher

Early Care and Education — This committee has one major goal with a variety of subsidiary objectives and action plans:

  • Improve the understanding of and support for high quality early care and education for all.

Chair: Mary Jane Standaert

Family Health and Support — This committee has one major goal with a variety of subsidiary objectives and action plans:

  • Increase access and use of screening, prevention, and early intervention services for young children.

Chair: Drenda Niemann

Fiscal Oversight and Grants — This committee has one major goal with a variety of subsidiary objectives and action plans:

  • Build, sustain, and improve an early childhood system and infrastructure.

Chair: Trina Filan, United Way Staff

Join us for one of our monthly meetings. The Early Childhood Coalition of the Greater Helena Area meets the second Monday of every month (September through May) from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ray Bjork Learning Center (1600 8th Ave), Room 6. Everyone is welcome! To learn more about the next scheduled meeting call the United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area at 442-4360 today.

Click here to connect with the Early Childhood Coalition of the Greater Helena Area on Facebook and stay up-to-date on local events and more.

Email us your ideas, questions, and comments at helena.mt.ecc@gmail.com