Zero to Five Butte-Silver Bow Collaborative is focused on bringing a diverse and inclusive set of community members together to find system-focused solutions for children and families in Butte-Silver Bow county. The Collaborative focuses on improving systems for parenting young children; enhancing, supporting and connecting resources already in place.
GOAL: reduce the number of children in foster care in Butte-Silver Bow county by 75% by the year 2025.
We are looking to hire a parent with lived experience with the Child and Family Service division.
Do you want to get paid to help parents currently involved with the system?
Bright by Text is a free texting service that allows parents with children prenatal to 8 to get text messages about free and low cost local events and resources as well as information about development and support based on their child’s age.
Sign up by texting 406Parents to 274448 or click the button below.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a FREE book gifting program that mails high-quality books to children 0-5 years, no matter their family’s income.
There are three ways to get your child signed up:
1. Call the Butte 4-C's and ask for Zero to Five
2. Fill out your information on a brochure
3. Sign-up online HERE
If you or your organization would like to support the Imagination Library program, please contact Shelby at (406) 723-4019 or send her an EMAIL.
In partnership with New Hope Clinic we have established a store front to streamline the display and distribution of clothing and other necessities for children ages 0-5 years. Foster families and reunited biological parents can access these items year-round at no cost.
The Foster Closet is located at:
New Hope Clinic
320 Idaho Street
Butte, Montana 59701
SUPERMARKET SPEAKS WITH ELLO
Supermarket Speak aims to spark conversations and parent-child interactions in the aisles of grocery stores by integrating playful signage and activities. This project was piloted at the 2021 Butte Farmers Market with the hope it will be introduced into local grocery stores in the future.
FOSTER BACKPACK PROGRAM
Zero to Five BSB has supplied our local Child and Family Services office with backpacks full of items to give to children that are removed from their homes. The backpacks include personal hygiene produces, comfort items, activites, snacks, and other age appropriate necessities.
WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON
The FLOC (Families Leading Our Community) is a parent group that is a key part of the Zero to Five Butte-Silver Bow Collaborative. The FLOC works to make sure that the changes being worked on in our community are for parents, by parents.
Currently we are looking for parents to join the FLOC group. Contact us below to become a FLOC member!
Learning Landscapes aims to transform everyday places into learning opportunities for children with an emphasis on positive parent/caregiver interactions.
Currently we are focused on plans to implement a Learning Landscape at Rock Park on the corner of Granite and Clark Street. The design is shown below.