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Healthy Start Missoula


Healthy Start was formed to serve as a comprehensive voice for early childhood in our community.  Members of Healthy Start provide expertise in Home Visiting and Early Childhood Education and School Readiness.  Through collaboration, Best Beginnings is committed to improving the health and developmental outcomes for all of our young children. Together the agencies, organizations, and individuals of Best Beginnings explore current early childhood systems in Missoula County, foster relationships between agencies and community members, and analyze strengths and challenges to improving support for children and their families. In the summer of 2012, Best Beginnings completed a comprehensive Missoula Early Childhood Needs Assessment which provides direction for the council as it moves forward to reduce duplication and address gaps in early childhood services.  Through its many resources the Missoula community consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to providing an environment that supports our youngest children.  Go to HealthyStartMissoula.org for more information.

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 Meeting Dates:

Healthy Start meets the third Thursday of each month from 9:00am-10:30am at the Missoula Family YMCA (3000 S Russell St.)

Resource Guides:

Parents and service providers can check out HealthyStartMissoula.org for a guide to early childhood services in Missoula.


Our Community Partners:

Child and Family Services, Child Care Resources, Child Development Center, Children’s Museum Missoula, Childstart/Headstart, Emma Dickinson Lifelong Learning Center, Evolution Services, Full Circle, Growing Up Green, Missoula Association for the Education of Young Children, Missoula County Public Schools, Missoula Early Headstart, Montana KIDS COUNT, Parenting Place, Missoula City-County Health Department, Mountain Home Montana, Montana Food Bank Network, Women’s Opportunity Resource Development (WORD), YMCA, and Youth Dynamics.

 Contact Healthy Start Coordinator Anna Semple for more information.



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