2020-2021 Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Early Childhood Services (ECS) Application of Interest.
IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED A PAPER APPLICATION FOR ECS IN THE LAST 4 YEARS, PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THIS ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR POSSIBLE ACCEPTANCE INTO ONE OF OUR ECS CENTERS.
We can be reached by calling: (406) 745-4509.
PLEASE ALSO BE AWARE THAT BY COMPLETING THIS ON-LINE APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE INTO ECS.
Early Childhood Services (ECS) a federally funded program for income eligible children ages 0-5 years. At ECS, we serve all children and have services to assist families with children with special needs. Children attending our program will engage in foundational learning including Salish and Kootenai Cultural and language experiences that will prepare them for school. Each of our Centers provide environments that are safe and secure in social settings that support the development of all children. Healthy meals and snacks are part of the education experience. Health and developmental screenings are provided by our professional staff. Parent teacher conferences provide opportunity for parents to collaborate with staff for the development of their child.
Parents are the primary educators of their children. We support them as an integral part of our program. Parent involvement in their child's education will start here to form a foundation for involvement throughout their child's school years.
ECS supports parents and families in achieving their own goals, parent-child relationships, and engaging in community.
If you have questions, please contact us at 406-745-4509.
Please continue and complete our Electronic Application for Early Childhood Services.
After you have completed this electronic application, please submit the following documents:
1. Applicant's Birth Certificate
2. Applicant's Tribal Enrollment (if enrolled in any Federally Recognized Tribe)
3. Family proof of income (1040 Tax return; or W2's; or paystubs; or proof of TANF or SSI; Proof of Foster Placement; contact the office if you have no income)
You can submit the above documents in-person or via the mail to the following location:
Early Childhood Services
35401 Mission Drive
P.O. Box 1510
St. Ignatius, MT 59865
Or scan documents and send to the following e-mail address:
What Happens Next:
As soon as we receive your application, including the additional information requested above, we will review it and contact you to verify information on your application. When your application is accepted, we will contact you to arrange a time to complete the enrollment process. We will make every effort to accommodate your classroom request.
If at any point in this process you wish to talk with someone, we can also be reached by calling: (406) 745-4509.
Thank you for your interest in Early Childhood Services with Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes!