Since ECFE programs are locally designed to meet the needs of children, parents, and families, the programming and services are unique to each community. Some Early Learning programs may offer -
School Readiness Preschool
School Readiness Preschool is a public school program for children 3 or 4 years of age and their families. It provides children with opportunities to participate in preschool classes preparing them to enter kindergarten with the necessary skills, behavior, and stability to progress and flourish.
Family Literacy Program
The Family Literacy Program includes adult basic education and early childhood family education.
Early Childhood Screening
Early Childhood Screening provides an opportunity for children and their parents to participate in a free health and developmental screening sometime between the ages of three to five years of age. Minnesota state law requires screening for all children entering public school kindergarten. Identifying potential health or development issues or parent's concerns early allows time for intervention during the critical early years.
Home visiting may be offered to expectant families and families with children through grade three to address individual child, parent, and family needs.
Early Childhood Special Education/Early Intervention
Early intervention identifies any difficulties or delays a child may have in the developmental process. All early intervention and special education services are free to children who meet eligibility criteria.
Family Resource Center
Family Resource Center is an educational lending center for families. The center may offer parenting books and other information and educational toys and books for young children.
Minnesota Department of Education
For information about the Minnesota Department of Education, its mission, goals and new initiatives visit their website.
Help ME Grow
Trusted parenting information, resources, and activities to help your child grow, develop, and learn from birth to high school. To learn more visit helpmegrowmn.org.