Montana State University

Health & Human Development

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173540
Bozeman, MT 59717-3540

Tel: (406) 994-3242
Fax: (406) 994-2013
Location: 218 Herrick Hall

HHD Undergraduate Advising Office

Tel: (406) 994-4001
Fax: (406) 994-6314
Location: 121 Hosaeus PE Complex

Department of Health & Human Development


Ann Klaas, MS

Career Development Coordinator
Early Childhood Project

2066 Stadium Dr. #203
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717 | 406.414-1627

I was born in New York City and raised in Short Hills, New Jersey. I did my undergraduate work at Alfred University in upstate New York. My husband and I moved to Bozeman in 1980 where he completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at MSU. I ran a Family Child Care for 6 years while my children (two girls) were young. I went on to serve as the Provider Services Director at Child Care Connections in Bozeman for 11 years. During this time I worked toward my Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Education/ Family Science. I received my master's from MSU in 2004. I was hired by the Early Childhood Project within the Department of Health and Human Development in March of 2007. I also teach a course for the Early Childhood Services Bureau (DPHHS) which carries with it 4 credits from MSU. This course is offered each fall and spring semester. The title of this class is HDCF 280 "Montana Infant / Toddler Caregiver Education.”