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Parenting Classes

These free programs are open to parents, caregivers, and grandparents. Thanks to the Friends of the Library and to the Library Foundation for supporting our monthly parenting programs.

City/County/State Resources

Early Childhood Community Council: Gallatin Area  (ECCC) is one of several core initiatives of Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) located in Bozeman, Montana. It is a community-wide collaborative effort to promote thriving children from birth through age eight. Gallatin ECCC provides leadership to community partners with the goal of creating an efficient, effective and comprehensive system of early childhood services in the Greater Gallatin area to ensure that every child has a healthy and enriched beginning.

Healthy Gallatin: Family Health  Healthy Gallatin provides resources, information, and access to services that empower healthy living in healthy communities.  From ensuring safe food and clean water to encouraging active lifestyles and raising happy families, we are here to mobilize and unlock the enormous potential of our community.  Brought to you by Gallatin City-County Health Department.

Parenting Montana provides easy-to-use tools for dealing with simple and challenging parenting topics to build critical life skills and improve your relationship with your child from ages 0 to 19.  Parenting Montana is a project of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Countdown to Kindergarten

The Children's Room focuses on early learning skills to help prepare children for the transition to kindergarten from March to August each year.  See our Countdown to Kindergarten page for more details and registration information for our summer Kinder Camp.

Media Guidelines

Media is fun and kids enjoy it. Adults do, too. But there is so much out there it's hard to keep track of and know what to do. The Library has a printable handout with general guidelines for children. Additionally, there are a couple of websites worth looking at that specifically review books, movies, and websites. Take a look at some of the links below.

Common Sense Media for help in what movies are best for your child

Parents' Choice to find award-winning books, games, and media

Great Websites for Kids has a curated lists of websites for kids by category.  This site is sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children.