Other Resources

Minnesota Department of Education

The Minnesota Department of Education supports a number of initiatives to help your child receive the best start. Our vision is that all Minnesota children are prepared for kindergarten, third-grade reading, and lifelong learning. 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Learn the Signs, Act Early 


Minnesota Help Me Grow 

Help Me Grow is an interagency initiative of the State of Minnesota (Departments of Education, Health, and Human Services) partnering with local service agencies to provide resources about the development of young children for parents and professionals. These resources include information on developmental milestones, YouTube videos, caregiver strategies to support development, screening, and evaluation,  how to talk about developmental concerns. The website also includes a link to refer a child for intervention services if there are developmental concerns.

Information about Early Childhood Screening from Help Me Grow


Mission:  WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for children and youth who are culturally and linguistically diverse through high-quality standards, assessments, research, and professional learning for educators.





NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 

is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. For over 40 years, NAMI Minnesota has worked to promote the development of community mental health programs and services, change public attitudes about mental illnesses, improve access to services and increase opportunities for recovery. https://namimn.org/about-nami-minnesota/

Zero To Three

ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development