What We Do

Partnering with families
to support the developmental needs of children
where they live, play and grow.

All children deserve the opportunity to develop their potential. The Child Development Center is a nonprofit who provides family-focused support services to youth with developmental delays and disabilities in western Montana.

We primarily work in our families’ homes and communities, but also operate Learning Centers and Evaluation & Diagnostic Clinics. Our five programs—Evaluation & Diagnostic Services, Early Intervention, Autism Services, Family Education & Support and Children’s Waiver Services—support kids from birth to high school graduation. No two children and no two families are alike, so intervention is individualized to strengthen independent family function and maximize each child’s abilities.

Most of our services are provided at no cost to families.

The Child Development Center contracts with the state’s Department of Public Health and Human Services through the Developmental Services Division, Developmental Disabilities Program and the Montana Milestones Part C/Early Intervention program. We bill Medicaid or private insurance when applicable. The rest of our funding comes from grants and private donations. You can find our form 990 on guidestar.org.