Zero To Five Missoula

Zero To Five Missoula

We work so that every child in Missoula County is nourished by the experiences and supports they need to thrive in school and beyond. 

Too many children are already behind on the first day of school. The experiences young children have from birth to five are critical, and in Missoula County, we know that not all children are getting what they need. We envision a Missoula County where all children have great early childhood years, so they arrive at school able to engage, eager to learn, and ready to thrive. 

We're excited to be starting our next season of the Parent Leadership Training Institute soon. Learn more here.

The annual Kindergarten Entry Assessment provides data to support our youngest residents.

The Early Learning Fellows cohort meets several times a year, fostering connections and collaborations.

Renovations are currently underway for the pilot site of the Missoula Child Care Advantage:  an innovative approach to expanding child care slots in the short-term and stabilizing existing child care providers across the community for the long-term. Learn more here.

To reach these goals, we:

Connect with Zero to Five Missoula

Individuals and organizations interested in learning more about Zero to Five Missoula are invited to connect with us in the following ways:

Zero to Five is a regional initiative with local collaborations based in each of the 15 counties of western Montana. Learn more about the regional strategy. 

Headwaters Foundation has provided funding for our local collaboration and the regional initiative. Learn more about Headwaters Foundation.   

Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI)

What we’re up to

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Fostering physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth for Missoula’s youth.

Financial Stability

Removing obstacles and paving the way for hard working families to get ahead financially.


Working to ensure that everyone in Missoula has the tools they need to live a healthy life.