AIR Training Solutions is an approved distance learning provider through the Montana Early Childhood Practitioner Registry. To see the course selection, please go to: Select Training Type on the left and choose E-Learning to see our course selections.

 What is the Montana Early Childhood Project?

The Montana Early Childhood Project was developed to improve the quality of services and programs that are intended for young children and their families. The Montana Early Childhood Project includes a practitioner registry. This registry allows childcare providers in the state of Montana to increase the number of high-quality early childhood education programs and services, track professional progress, and develop a skilled early childhood workforce.

After applying to be part of the Montana Early Childhood Project, participants will be placed at a level on the career path. This Career Path promotes professional development with participants and also recognizes experience, training, and educational accomplishments. The Montana Early Childhood Project provides a number of sources for participants to develop and gain more skills as well as move themselves up in levels on the career path.

The Montana Early Childhood Project Registry provides a wide variety of childcare trainings that can help develop more skills and teach new strategies to members of the early childhood workforce in Montana. The Montana Early Childhood Project manages all of your trainings and keep the records all in one place. The system allows you to locate training by a specific trainer or by specific keywords. AIR Child Care Training Solutions has multiple courses listed on the Montana Early Childhood Project registry.

Montana Childcare Training Tools

While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals, here’s two that we’ve found to be very useful.

The ‘Statewide Training Calendar’ tab in the Montana Early Childhood Project Registry allows users to search for trainings and trainers. Users can look through the training calendar or the course catalog to find trainings interesting to them. Users can also search by location, date, event ID, or subject if they know a specific area that they are interested in. If a user is interested in a particular trainer, they can search using the Trainer Directory. Users can narrow the search by selecting expertise areas, language, competencies, and so much more.

Saved Events allows users to find events they are interested in and save them in a specific area. If you walk away from the computer, see one that’s interesting but do not need hours currently, or want to keep looking, the Saved Events tool can become very handy.

How many hours are required for childcare licensing in Montana?

According to the Montana Early Childhood Project,practitioners are required to complete a minimum of 16 hours of required training annually.