Osseo Schools Early Childhood Screening This is an individual review with parents of child's progress and needs. It identifies needs that may require special attention before a child enters school. All children between the ages of 3-5 need to complete a screening before starting Kindergarten.
Help Me Grow provides resources for families to understand developmental milestones and learn if there are concerns. This helps families take the lead in seeking additional support or referring their child for a comprehensive, confidential screening or evaluation at no cost.
Minnesota's Help Me Grow is an interagency initiative of the State of Minnesota Department of Education, Department of Health and Department of Human Services. We partner with all local service agencies.
Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.). Click on the link, then click on the age of your child to see the milestones
Parent Aware helps programs find opportunities to improve their quality, supports them with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and celebrates the work they are doing to create better lives for children in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has Child Care Assistance Programs for low-income families needing assistance to help pay for child care to support employment, job search, and remedial and postsecondary education that will lead to employment.
There are different programs that families may be eligible for based on a variety of eligibility criteria. They are the Early Learning Scholarships, MFIP/DWP Child Care Assistance, Transition Year Child Care Assistance, and Basic Sliding Fee Child Care Assistance.
Providers Choice supports child care professionals who serve healthy meals and snacks to the children in their care. We provide training, compliance monitoring and technical assistance to the family child care providers and centers that we sponsor on the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Providers Choice is headquartered in the west metro of the Twin Cities and serves all 87 counties in Minnesota.
This site also has excellent resources for parents.
Active Parenting Publishers has provided award-winning, video-based parenting classes for helping professionals since 1983. Our evidence-based programs cover topics including parenting programs, stepparenting, divorce, school success, and character education.
Click on this link and take the Parenting Styles Quiz and see what your parenting style is!
Center for Inclusive Childcare The CICC provides free relationship-based professional development (RBPD) including support, training, modeling, and resources to child care programs throughout Minnesota.
5 Love Languages of Children You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it? The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you:
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Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language. Discover your child’s primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.
The Center for Inclusive Child Care (CICC) is a centralized, comprehensive resource network supporting inclusive care for children in community settings. CICC provides free relationship-based professional development (RBPD) including support, training, modeling and resources to child care programs throughout Minnesota.
Materials and assistance for childcare professionals, and those they serve, including info modules, tip sheets, documents, helpful URLs and self study courses.