St. Peter's Employee Childcare Resources

St. Peter's Partners with ExplorationWorks! for School-age Childcare Program

ExplorationWorks! is developing a school-aged childcare option at their facility in the Great Northern Town Center for St. Peter's families. Instructors will be on-site to supervise children while they're doing their remote learning and provide additional activities, including science exhibits and experiments, of course! This opportunity is open to children from Helena and non-Helena Public School District schools if they are on or can fit with an A/B schedule. It is not open to students participating in the DLI only program.

  • The opportunity is available for children kindergarten and up
  • Drop-off is between 8-8:30 a.m. and pick-up is between 5-5:30 p.m.
  • Cost is $30/day/child

If you are interested in this partnership or want more information, please contact Sarah Elliott at

United Way/ Zero to Five Childcare Grants

United Way/ Zero to Five has funds available for families looking for assistance with childcare into the fall months. Families just need to fill out the application HERE and return it to the United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area office. If you have questions, please contact Brandi Thomas at

St. Peter's Health Foundation Employee Assistance Fund

The St. Peter’s Health Foundation expanded the employee assistance fund (EAF) to those facing financial hardship related to paying for childcare. This fund is still available for this purpose, and employees can apply by clicking HERE and filling out the form.