How do I get started?

baby with health visitor

The best way to get started with the Child Development Center is to make a referral. A referral is just a simple way for us to gather basic information so we can explore your questions, schedule an evaluation or begin working with your family.

How do I make referral?

  • Have demographic information ready (child’s name, birthday, address, etc.)


  • Call us at 1-800-914-4779


  • Use our Referral Form (save to your computer before you begin)
  • Complete the form carefully (print or type)
  • Fax the form to our main office in Missoula at 406-542-0143

What happens next?

The Child Development Center will let you know when we’ve received your referral. Within two business days, one of our friendly and knowledgeable Intake Coordinators will be in touch to learn more about your child and arrange next steps.

I’m a medical professional, teacher or caregiver – can I make a referral?

Anyone can refer a child to the Child Development Center with permission from that child’s legal parent or guardian. Once you have permission, please follow the steps above, and either call us at 1-800-914-4779 or submit our Referral Form.