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 www.helpmegrowmn.org 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. www.intercountynursingservice.com
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.
Inter-County Community Council Head Start
ICCC Head Start helps YOU be the best teacher you can be for your child! We work with families
who are expecting or have children up to age 5. We provide developmentally appropriate activities,
track milestones, prepare children for kindergarten, and promote family well-being. Any family can
apply for services, but we prioritize families who receive SNAP or MFIP, are experiencing homelessness, are in foster care, have a low income, or have a disability. In the TRF area, we provide the following services:
Center / Classroom: 4 year olds and older 3 year olds are provided a full day (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)
of class 4 days a week (Monday-Thursday), meals / snacks, parent-teacher conferences, home
visits, and family events. Limited transportation services are available.
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.
Expectant Parents: Limited enrollment for those expecting a child to include a home visit, regular
education on pregnancy and parenting, assistance with following medical providers recommendations for good prenatal care, and when the child is born they are automatically enrolled into our home-based program option.
If you would like more information or want to apply, please contact us at 888.778.4008, option 5, or
visit us at https://intercountycc.org/services/head-start/
Pennington & Red Lake County Public Health & Home Care
Programs for moms, babies, and children. Call 218-681-0876 for more information about individual childbirth classes, breastfeeding, car seat safety and home visits to help build parent and child relationships. Go to pennredlakecopublichealth.com for more information.
Follow ECFE on Facebook to stay updated with special events and information about our ECFE program.www.facebook.com/ThiefRiverFallsECFE