Brittany Nelson is the Early Childhood Teacher’s Aide for Florence Crittenton Preschool. While new to early childhood education as a profession, she has provided care for younger siblings, as well as her five nephews!!! An advocate for early childhood education, she...
Micaela Wilfong is an Early Childhood Lead Teacher at Florence Crittenton Preschool. Micaela graduated from Montana State University-Bozeman in 2014 with a BS in Early Childhood Education. Since graduating, Micaela has taught preschool in various programs in Tennessee...
Olivia Nordlund is an Early Childhood Assistant Teacher at Florence Crittenton’s Child Enrichment Center (CEC). She is a Carroll College alum and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Olivia’s lively demeanor brings several giggles and smiles to the infants and...
Allison Pettit brings over 30 years of experience in early childhood education to Florence Crittenton’s Child Enrichment Center (CEC). As one of the Early Childhood Lead Teachers for the CEC, she ensures the infants and toddlers at the center receive the cognitive,...
Denice Wells is an Early Childhood Lead Teacher at the Florence Crittenton Child Enrichment Center (CEC). With over 23 years of experience in the early childhood profession, she is an expert in ensuring the CEC operates efficiently. From meeting the needs of children...
Trisha Troyer is the Early Childhood Assistant Teacher at Florence Crittenton Preschool. She is a native Montanan who grew up on a farm in the Northeast corner of our great state! Go Porcupines! When she’s not on the go with her husband and two young children, she is...
Save the date for a fabulous night out at our 9th Annual Support Our Girls on Thursday September 17th at the Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds. This fun event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a hilarious auction of fabulously decorated bras. All proceeds benefit the young families participating in Florence Crittenton’s programs.
Florence Crittenton is delighted to offer a wide range of parenting classes to all parents and caregivers in our community. These classes are an excellent opportunity to learn some great skills and understand your child’s developmental stage and their needs.
Love & Logic for All Ages
Love & Logic is a relationship-based, natural consequences approach to parenting. This is a video-based curriculum facilitated by our parenting educator which will provide discussion, tools and tips to try with your own family.
June 18 – July 23, Thursdays, 5 – 7pm
Circle of Security®
Circle of Security® Parenting is an attachment-based nurturing approach to understanding children’s needs.. The program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.
June 15 – August 3, Mondays, 5 – 6.30pm
Loving Your Baby from the Inside Out
A nurturing prenatal baby-focused course, designed to empower and prepare young pregnant mothers for bonding throughout pregnancy, for labor, delivery, and the postpartum period.
This class is ongoing, join at anytime during your pregnancy
Class time: Ongoing on Mondays from 3 – 4pm
Services for Families with Substance Use:
Nurturing Parenting Classes
Florence Crittenton is delighted to be offering Nurturing Parenting Classes for adults who are in treatment and/or recovery for substance use problems, and who are in parenting relationships with children. It is also useful for partners of parents with substance use problems and extended family members who are parenting the children of adults with substance use disorders.
This unique curriculum is taught by 2 Master Nurturing Parenting trainers, 1 who is also a Licensed Addictions Counselor.
Next Session: Mid June – October
Community Substance Use Group Therapy Sessions
Substance Use Groups are ongoing and are held on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm and Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Groups are an open format and are influenced by cognitive behavioral interventions with the hopes of identifying goals and ambitions for clients and how to reach those goals and how continued substance use could impact them reaching those goals.
Groups are open to parents and caregivers of all ages and both mothers and fathers are welcome.
How to register:
Please email our Admissions Coordinator Isabelle Hunt to register for one of our groups and classes.
All classes are billable to insurance, Medicaid or private payment. Scholarships available for those unable to pay.
Community Outreach Center at 901 N Harris, Helena, MT 59601.