Developmental and social-emotional screening of young children (0-5 years of age) in Minnesota
Communities throughout Minnesota have programs, services and resources to support healthy early childhood development.
Local public health departments
Find a local health department of community health board, in order to access some of these programs:
- Child and Teen Checkups outreach and support
- Family Home Visiting
- Follow Along Program
- WIC nutrition
Find links to Minnesota Indian Tribes for more information about health-related services in Anishinaabe (Chippewa or Ojibwe) reservations and Dakota (Sioux) communities.
Local early education programs
Search for early childhood program contact information for these early education programs:
- Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
- Early Childhood Screening
- Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
- School Readiness
- Head Start and Early Head Start
Local social service programs
Resources for Minnesota Families with Children brochure (DHS)
Search for county, tribe and regional offices.
Child development and referral
For basic early childhood development information and referral for concerns, refer to Minnesota's Help Me Grow.
To find quality child care in Minnesota, refer to Child Care Aware of Minnesota.