Resources for Parents

Early Intervention Services:  Even though each child develops at his/her own pace, your child should be able to do many of the same things other children are doing.  Please call 681-8670 if you have concerns about your child’s speech, behaviors, cognitive skills, motor skills, if your child was born prematurely, or any other concerns regarding your child’s development.  

Help Me Grow
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.  If you have concerns about a child's development and think a child might need extra help to learn and grow, don't hesitate to refer a child.

The family will be contacted by the local school district to arrange for a screening or evaluation to determine if their child is eligible for Infant and Toddler Intervention or Preschool Special Education services. Check online at for more information or to refer a child 0-5 years old.


Inter-County Nursing Services
Programs for moms, babies, and children.  Call 218-681-0876 for more information about individual childbirth classes, breastfeeding, car seats and home visits to help build parent and child relationships.

WIC Program
A nutrition program for pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 that helps families eat well and stay healthy.  The WIC program provides nutrition education, vouchers to buy healthy foods and connections to health services.  Call 1-800-223-1591 or 218-874-7845 for more information.

ICCC Head Start

Inter-County Community Council provides Head Start services to eligible families of0-5 year oldchildren in Pennington,eastPolk, RedLakeand Clearwater counties. Head Start services are offered to families at NO COST. Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program that focuses on early education, parent education, health, mental health, and much more.

In the TRF area we provide the following services:
Center/Classroom: 4 year olds are provided a full day (8 am – 3 pm) of class 4 days a week (Monday-Thursday), transportation and meals, parent-teacher conferences, home visits, and family events.  The Head Start classroom will be located at the Evangelical Free Church at 211 Arnold Street.

Home Based: 0-5 year olds are provided weekly home visits to work with individual families in their home, including lessons for children and parents, parent-teacher conferences, and family events.

If you would like further information or would like to apply for Head Start, please contact us at:

1-888-778-4008  ext. 29

TRF Early Childhood Initiative

The mission is to support our youngest learners, this is done through The Big Blue Bookshelf which is a project our local committee of community members organizes and supports in order to have books in all children’s homes that they can keep.  Also, supporting area child care providers and early childhood educators with an annual conference is another project we organize. Learn more on: Early Childhood Initiative.


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