Child Care Options on Campus
  • MSU Child Development Center
    105 Herrick Hall / 406-994-5010
    The MSU CDC offers a year-round early education program for Bozeman area young children, ages 3 to 5 years. A university laboratory site for research and learning, the center is licensed by the State of Montana and by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
    TIP: Please contact the center asap as there could be a long waiting list.
  • ASMSU Daycare
    Louise Shunk Day Care Community Center
    1295 West Garfield Street / 406-994-4370
    ASMSU Day Care provides childcare and educational activities for preschoolers aged 2½ to 6 years. The center is open to children of MSU students, staff and faculty, and is accredited by the National Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NAEYC).
    TIP: Please contact the center asap as there could be a long waiting list.
Off Campus Child Care
  • Child Care Connections
    1143 Stoneridge Drive Suite 1, Bozeman, MT 59718 // 406-587-7786 or 1-800-962-0418
    Child Care Connections supports families and the local economy by encouraging quality childcare and safety through a variety of services. Child Care Connections is the only child care resource and referral agency in Gallatin, Park, Meagher, Broadwater, Jefferson, and Lewis and Clark Counties (Region 4 of Family Connections Montana.)
  • Family Connections Montana1-855-406-CARE (2273) or 406-770-3177
    Family Connections Montana helps you find quality child care the best fits your needs.  Whether your hours of needed care are limited or you are looking for specific environments, Family Connections Montana connects families to licensed child care providers in order to provide a quality experience for everyone.  A child care referral may also be accessed through the website.
  • Hire-a-Bobcat
  • Care.com
    Helping local families connect with caregivers. List of local child care centers, day care, babysitters, nannies, preschools etc.
Local Schools
Additional Resources
Emergency/Occasional/Back-Up Child Care
  • Examples of situations you might be looking for a caregiver to watch your child:
    • when school or the child care program closes intermittently
    • your child is mildly ill and unable to go to school or child care
    • to meet an unexpected deadline
    • due to your schedule changing
    • simply to go out and have a relaxing evening