Childcare Information

Select a link below to view school-age childcare information for Missoula County.

Definitions used in this guide:
School specific: Enrollment is limited to children from a particular elementary school to reduce social mixing and support contact tracing if needed.
Non-school-specific: Children from multiple schools are enrolled into the program.
Onsite: Takes place at the school itself (for school-specific care) 
Offsite: Takes place at a different location, but children are kept in school-specific cohorts (for school-specific care).
Full-day: Care takes place for a full day (more than 6 hours)
Afterschool: Care is available after school attendance hours (to fit modified school schedule/early dismissal)

If a school is not listed, the Joint Information Center has not received information about any school-specific care options for that school. Most programs listed have tuition assistance available.


Bonner Elementary

Full-day Care, remote learning days

Offsite afterschool care

Additional care options not specific to school 


Chief Charlo Elementary

Full-day care, remote learning days

Onsite afterschool care

Offsite afterschool care

Additional care options not specific to school


DeSmet Elementary

Onsite afterschool care

  • Boys & Girls Club
    Free to all families. Register at https://www.bgcmissoula.org/register-after-school
    Contact: John Waters, John@bgcmissoulacounty.org

Additional care options not specific to school


Franklin Elementary

Full-day care, remote learning days

Onsite afterschool care

Offsite afterschool care

Additional care options not specific to school


Hawthorne Elementary

Onsite afterschool care

Offsite afterschool care

Additional care options not specific to school


Hellgate Elementary

Onsite afterschool care

Additional care options not specific to school


Jeannette Rankin Elementary

Full-day care, remote learning days

Onsite afterschool care:

Offsite afterschool care

Additional care options not specific to school


Lewis and Clark Elementary

Onsite afterschool care

Offsite afterschool care

Additional care options not specific to school


Lolo Elementary

Offsite afterschool care

Additional care options not specific to school


Lowell Elementary

Full-day care on remote learning days

Onsite afterschool care

Additional care options not specific to school


Paxson Elementary

Onsite afterschool care:

  • YMCA
    http://ymcamissoula.org/school-age-child-care/
    schoolage@ymcamissoula.org
    Before and afterschool care
    Best Beginnings and YMCA financial assistance available

Offsite afterschool care:

Additional options not specific to school


Rattlesnake Elementary

Onsite afterschool care

Offsite afterschool care

Additional care options not specific to school


Russell Elementary

Onsite afterschool care

Offsite afterschool care

Additional options not specific to schools


Target Range

Full-day care, remote learning days

Onsite afterschool care

Additional care options not specific to schools


Unspecified: Students from any school may enroll

Full-day care on remote learning days

Afterschool care