Introducing kidsLINK Micro-School

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What is the kidsLINK Micro-School model? 

We’ve thought a lot about how to offer working families a full-day learning environment for their children that is as safe as possible for students, staff, and families. No schooling model is perfect for any family this fall.

Bozeman Programs:

kidsLINK micro-schools offer full-day learning programs Monday through Friday from 7:30 am-5:30 pm.

Our program is up and running! Find more information, and register below today.

Belgrade Programs:

(On hold until further notice) 

For any questions, Email: kidslink@greatergallatinunitedway.org or call (406) 587-2194.
 

Introduction

We have arranged with the Bozeman School District that families whose students are currently enrolled in the blended learning model may switch over to remote learning and be supported with their learning by our kidsLINK staff in our micro-school five days per week. This switch to remote learning can take place any time over the first few weeks of school. Go ahead and plan to come to our micro-school each day and we will help you get your student settled into a routine. 

Families who are already registered for remote learning may be ready to go without changes*.

*Though it will be ideal for all our kidsLINK micro-school students to be enrolled in the same Bozeman Online School classroom with the same grade-level teacher, some students may see remote learning teacher changes during the first week. 

Note: These instructions for families that have never used kidsLINK afterschool program, and who do not have an existing account with ProCare.

What is ProCare?

ProCare tracks attendance and fees for kidsLINK. You may bring your child to the program before registering, but registration is necessary.

 

To register, please follow the steps below.

  1. Begin by creating an account with ProCare here.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email that shows your account was created successfully.
  3. Once you receive that, register your child(ren) here.
    • Once in the portal, click “Registrations are available” button in bottom left corner
    • Click on your child to enter information for family and child’s registration

Having trouble? Here are some solutions to common problems.

I haven't received a confirmation email

Make sure that you have entered your email address. If you still don't see it, check the junk and clutter folders

I received a confirmation email, but am still unable to register

Enter the confirmation number you receive in your email to create your password

Don't know if your registration went through?

This takes 1-2 days. If you've not received a letter in that time, check the Junk, Spam, and Clutter folders in your email inbox.

Still having trouble?

Email: kidslink@greatergallatinunitedway.org or call: 406-587-2194

Note: These instructions for returning families that have used kidsLINK afterschool program, and who have an existing account with ProCare.

Returning families: Register your children here.

To request financial assistance:

Please fill out the form here.

While there is no existing Micro-School program for Belgrade, Greater Gallatin United Way kidsLINK works with school districts and adjusts to changing environments.

Please register your child below to indicate your need for a Belgrade Micro-School.

Note: These instructions for families that have never used kidsLINK afterschool program, and who do not have an existing account with ProCare.

What is ProCare?

ProCare tracks attendance and fees for kidsLINK. You may bring your child to the program before registering, but registration is necessary.

 

To register, please follow the steps below.

  1. Begin by creating an account with ProCare here.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email that shows your account was created successfully.
  3. Once you receive that, register your child(ren) here.
    • Once in the portal, click “Registrations are available” button in bottom left corner
    • Click on your child to enter information for family and child’s registration

Having trouble? Here are some solutions to common problems.

I haven't received a confirmation email

Make sure that you have entered your email address. If you still don't see it, check the junk and clutter folders

I received a confirmation email, but am still unable to register

Enter the confirmation number you receive in your email to create your password

Don't know if your registration went through?

This takes 1-2 days. If you've not received a letter in that time, check the Junk, Spam, and Clutter folders in your email inbox.

Still having trouble?

Email: kidslink@greatergallatinunitedway.org or call: 406-587-2194

Note: These instructions for returning families that have used kidsLINK afterschool program, and who have an existing account with ProCare.

Returning families: Register your children here.

To request financial assistance:

Please fill out the form here.

We're Here to Support Families

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for Montana's families working to balance professional responsibilities, child care, and changes to schooling.

We recognize the uncertainty families have about options for school-age children as we move into a new school year.

The ECCC (Early Childhood Community Council) and Southwest Montana COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) are partnered to support families in Gallatin, Park, Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, Jefferson, Meagher, and Madison counties. 

Together, they've created a website to connect families to programs who are offering out-of-school care options, and to provide local resources to ensure that the children in our region have a safe and healthy environment to learn and grow.

Click here to view the Out of School MT website.

 

Greater Gallatin Childcare Providers

Do you have spots available in your program for school-aged children? Please fill out this form! With your permission, we will list your program information on our site to be advertised to local families. There is no cost to have your information on the website and you can update your program information at any time by resubmitting this form. Thank you for participating and working collectively to offer options to our community!

Employment Opportunities in Childcare

Follow this link to find current employment opportunities in childcare.