THE FIRST FIVE YEARS in a child's life are crucial to their success in school and life.

helena-family-developmentFor Parents and Families


Being a parent is THE most important job you will ever have, and the time to start teaching your child is at birth. The moment a child is born, she begins learning.

From the day a child is born there are 2,190 days — the critical early years — for parents and communities to give children a smart start.

The Early Childhood Coalition

The Early Childhood Coalition of the Greater Helena Area strengthens community connections and provides resources and tools to ensure that every child is ready for success in school and in life.