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A Project Dedicated To Success

Since 1985, the Montana Early Childhood Project (ECP) has been dedicated to improving the quality of programs and services for Montana's young children and their families.
We work closely with partner organizations across the state to promote early childhood professional development. On a national level, we are actively involved in The National Workforce Registry Alliance and other organizations to promote a knowledgeable and skilled early childhood workforce.

News and Announcements

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Provider Retention/Incentive Payments

Deadline for Round 1 WAS March 18, 2022

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Incentive Awards for Infant-Toddler and MT Preschool Teacher Ed classes Now Available!

If you have recently taken the 60 hour Infant -Toddler class or the 60 hour MT Preschool Teacher Education class, you can apply for the monetary awards through the ECP website. Please see the Incentives tab for more information.

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PDIA Higher Ed Summer 2022 award applications now being accepted!

If you have taken college classes from a Montana university during the Summer 2022 semester, and are working toward a national credential in Early Childhood, you can now apply for the PDIA-HE Summer award. Please see the Incentives tab for information about applying and qualifications. You must be working in a licensed program. Applications are due by Sept 15, 2022.

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Virtual March 3-4, In-Person March 11-12 Denver Colorado

2022 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference

RMECC 2022’s virtual portion of the event will offer up to 12 training clock hours with 30+ sessions to choose from in categories like Child Development & Learning, Literacy & STEAM, and Social Emotional Development & Practices. Join over 3,000 early childhood professionals at the Rocky Mountain Region’s largest and leading early childhood conference. Each year, with the support of sponsors, the event features top-notch keynote speakers, a wide selection of workshops, industry leading exhibitors, and a variety of networking opportunities. This year’s event will celebrate the root system that shapes the early childhood field, and the ideas, innovation, and collaboration helping us bloom together! Learn more and register at

Benefits of Membership

  • Track Professional Development.
  • Access Learning Record.
  • Find and register for qualified training.
  • Apply for ECC related scholarships.
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Are you a trainer?

Do you provide high level training and want to make it available?
The first step is to be current on The Montana Registry.

Looking for Educators Training?

Training requirements change with your level.
Learn what requirements are applicable at your level.

Awards & Scholarships

Montana Registry provides scholarships for teachers, directors, owners, and family/group providers working in childcare to complete coursework in early childhood education.

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