In February 2008, FVCC introduced its new state-of-the-art Early Childhood Center providing FVCC students, faculty and staff and the community access to premium child care.  The 7,140 square-foot-facility serves as a learning lab for FVCC students pursuing careers in early childhood education, elementary education, psychology, human services and social work.  The curriculum that is used was developed in conjunction with the college’s Early Childhood Education program and is taught by highly-qualified teachers.  The Center is open to infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children.  Registration is by appointment only.  Please contact Early Childhood Center Director at (406) 756-3991.

Mission & Philosophy

The FVCC Early Childhood Center will provide an environment in which children can have limitless opportunities to maximize their developmental and learning potential.


The FVCC Early Childhood Center accepts children ages six-weeks old to six-years old.  Our program is based on developmentally appropriate practices that meet the needs of each individual child.  We offer full-day and half-day programs in each of the infant, toddler and pre-school areas.


Enrollment is based on the following priority order:

  • Current Families
  • Full-time FVCC students (Must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credits.)
  • Full-time permanent FVCC employees
  • Community members/general public

Financial assistance is available to FVCC students enrolled in a minimum of nine credits.  For more information, or to obtain an application for child care assistance, contact Early Childhood Center by calling (406) 756-3991.