Florence Crittenton’s Child Enrichment Center is a licensed childcare that provides services to both families residing in Florence Crittenton’s residential programs and the Helena community. Our center offers the highest level of nurturing care for children aged 0-2.
We follow a relationship-based philosophy of care in which the focus is on providing individualized services building upon the strengths of the youth and families in our care. In keeping with our vision that children thrive when they have strong, healthy attachments with their primary caregivers, the Circle of Security© approach is embraced and facilitated by all CEC staff and volunteers. Caregivers also provide a developmentally appropriate and rich environment to stimulate and nurture growth and development across all areas.
The Child Enrichment Center is a part of the STARS to Quality program- a continuous quality improvement program for early childhood education in Montana.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children.
Director: Chelsea Rauser
My name is Chelsea Rauser and I live in Clancy, Montana with my family. I have been with the Child Enrichment Center since September 2016 and have been working in childcare for over ten years. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and am certified in Infant & Toddler Development and Program Planning. I ran a licensed family child care in White Sulphur Springs and have been in program management in the Early Childhood field since 2011. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, reading, and hiking. I enjoy being outdoors with my family and making memories with my children. I am dedicated to helping out in my church and am a part of the worship team there as well.
Primary Caregiver: Denice Wells
Denice has worked for the Child Enrichment Center for ten years. Denice has her CDA and works hard toward maintaining her trainings and knowledge in the field. She has a tender heart and a passion for caring for children.