Rate Update Form

Rate Update Form

Please report your rates in daily and hourly formats for both infants (0-23 months) and children (2 years and older). Daily and hourly rates are necessary for the Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship Program. If you have weekly or monthly rates, we'll also include those rates in our referral database to help parents assess their options.
  • If you have weekly and/or monthly rates, this is very helpful for families seeking help finding child care. The Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship Program does not reimburse based on weekly or monthly rates.
  • Hourly and daily rates will be entered into the scholarship database and be effective the first of the month following the date we receive them in accordance with state policy. Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Child Care Policy 1-4 pages 1 & 2 of 6 states the following: *Rate changes become effective the first of the month following the date the change is made. A change in provider type does not result in a rate change for the provider. If you are a new provider, your rates will be entered with an effective date coinciding with your license effective date. If you have been a provider in the past, please know reporting your rates immediately could eliminate the possibility of a delay in rate adjustment from your previous license timeframe to your new license begin date.
  • This is used to verify that your are authorized to make changes for this facility.