Programs

SafeCare
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Supervised Visitation/In-Home Services
Connecting Families
Butte Community Council
Fingerprinting
Family Services
Provider Services
STARS to Quality
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Circle of Parents
Community Parenting Classes

SafeCare
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SafeCare is an evidence based program that provides information and resources to families with children age 0-5 in the areas of health, safety, parent/child interaction, communication, and problem solving. Helpful items such as a first aid kit, digital thermometer, safety locks, and a children’s health manual are provided to each family in this program. Families spend one-on-one time with a SafeCare professional each week for approximately four to six months. SafeCare is available in Butte and Anaconda. Both professionals and parents may submit a referral for this program. Click the link to access the referral form: referral form.


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren group is a support group for grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren. The group meets quarterly to talk about issues they are currently facing as they parent a second time around. Guest speakers are brought in for some of the specific topics such as legal issues. The group decides when and where they will meet. Contact the Butte 4-C’s for information on the next meeting.


Supervised Visitation/In-Home Services

Butte 4-C’s contracts with the State of Montana to provide supervised visitation and in-home services to families who have had their children removed or are at risk of having their children removed. We receive a referral for services from the Child Protection Specialist at the Department of Family Services in the Butte office. We then contact the parents to set up an intake appointment and schedule visits based on the schedules of the parent, foster parent, child, and Family Development Specialist. There is no cost for these visits as they are covered by the contract.


Connecting Families

We provide professional supervised visitation services for families dealing with child custody issues or court ordered visitation. Parents complete an intake appointment with a Family Development Specialist to provide information about their family. Each parent has their own intake appointment. Supervised visits are set up to accommodate the parents, children, and the Family Development Specialist. Intake appointments are approximately one hour with a $25 fee per parent. Supervised visits are generally one hour per week with a $35 fee per hour. Contact us for more information.


Butte Community Council

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The Butte Community Council is Butte’s early childhood coalition. It began in 2011 and has grown to include over 40 members who work with young children in a variety of capacities. Some of our projects include:

  1. School Readiness
  • Kindergarten screenings – The Butte Community Council sponsors annual screenings for incoming kindergarten students. The screenings are completed during the Kindergarten Roundups at each elementary school. Both parents and teachers receive the screening results. The children each receive a backpack with a learning activity book and materials to complete the activities.
  • Conscious Discipline – The Butte Community Council provides training and materials to parents, teachers, and early childhood professionals on the Conscious Discipline program. The program focuses on building strong social and emotional skills in your child.
  1. Children’s Mental Health
  • Continue your Story campaign – The Butte Community Council is focused on supporting children and youth who are in crisis. The Continue your Story campaign provides crisis line phone and text numbers for children and youth when they need to talk to someone about a crisis situation they are experiencing. We are advertising the crisis line numbers through the campaign throughout our community.
  • Mental Health Services – The Butte Community Council compiles and prints a chart each year with current information on children’s mental health programs and services in our community. It is a resource that youth, parents, teachers, and community members may utilize to access mental health services. Click on the following link for the form: <LINK COMING SOON>.
  1. Medical Homes for Children
  • The Butte Community Council strongly believes that all children should have a medical home. This means that the child sees a primary care provider on a regular basis, which ensures consistent medical care. If you are looking for a primary care provider for your child contact:
  • Southwest Montana Community Health Center, 723-4075.
  • Rocky Mountain Clinic, 496-3600.
  • Pediatrics Plus, 723-0123
  • Dr. Kathren McGree, 782-2239

If you would like to discuss your health insurance coverage or lack of, please call 723-4075 and ask to speak to an application counselor.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Butte Community Council or would like to volunteer during kindergarten screenings contact Lynette Petritz at 723-4019 or lpetritz@butte4-cs.org.


Fingerprinting

Butte 4-C’s offers fingerprinting and notary services. Butte 4-C’s staff is certified by the Department of Justice to complete fingerprints. You must call and make an appointment to have your fingerprints taken to ensure that staff is available. Please call the Butte 4-C’s at 723-4019.


Family Services

We oversee the Best Beginnings Scholarship Program, which provides child care assistance dollars to families. We provide child care referrals to families looking for a child care facility.


Provider Services

We assist individuals interested in becoming child care providers as they go through the application process. We provide training, resources, and technical assistance to existing child care providers and other early childhood professionals.


STARS to Quality

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The Best Beginnings STARS to Quality program (STARS) is a quality rating improvement system that aligns quality indicators with support and incentives for early childhood programs and early childhood professionals. STARS is a Continuous Quality Improvement model in which the quality of the overall program is continually being evaluated for quality improvement.


Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
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Butte 4-C’s contracts with the State of Montana to provide reimbursement to child care providers who serve nutritious meals and snacks to the children in their care. The CACFP is available to all registered and licensed child care providers. The CACFP also provides nutrition education to children, families, and child care providers. Please contact the Butte 4-C’s for more information or to become a CACFP provider.


Circle of Parents

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Circle of Parents is a support group for parents that is also led by parents. The group meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Butte 4-C’s. Child care is provided at no cost to families attending the meeting. Topics are chosen by the group with guest speakers attending at times to talk about community resources and programs available to families.


Community Parenting Classes

We receive funding from United Way to offer free parenting classes to anyone in our community. Community parenting classes are free and available to anyone in the community. Each session runs for six weeks. Classes are held on Monday evenings at 5:45 pm at the Butte 4-C’s. Participation certificates and completion certificates are awarded to those who complete the classes. To register for the next session please call the Butte 4-C’s at 723-4019.
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