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Parents need access to reliable resources to help support them in the challenging work of parenting young children. Please read below for more information and don't hesitate to get in touch with questions.

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Parent/Caregiver Toolkit


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.

Help me Grow is an interagency initiative of the State of Minnesota Department of Education, Department of Health, and Department of Human Services. We partner with all local service agencies.


​651-793-5410 for St. Paul ECFE
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten entrance. The program is offered through Minnesota public school districts. ECFE is based on the idea that the family provides a child's first and most significant learning environment and parents are a child's first and most important teachers. ECFE works to strengthen families. ECFE's goal is to enhance the ability of all parents and other family members to provide the best possible environment for their child's learning and growth. 

The Minnesota Department of Education provides support to local school districts to provide high-quality parenting education to families within their communities.


​Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. We will NOT ask you for information that identifies you. 

It's easy, confidential and free!

Parent/Caregiver Toolkit


Student Placement Center is a one-stop shop for school enrollment and related services.
Services located at the Student Placement Center include:
Intake for students not currently enrolled in St. Paul Public Schools
School Choice
Home Schooling
Transcripts and Diplomas
Early Childhood Screening
Call us to make an appointment: 651-632-3700


​Child and Teen Dental Check Ups
This is Minnesota's Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment program for dental health.

DHS Children's Mental Health
Mental health services for children within coordinated networks of community-based services and family supports.

Special Education Family Liaison for St. Paul Public Schools:
Resources for families with students with disabilities in the St. Paul area

Early Childhood Screening for all students in St. Paul Public Schools:

Support and
Health Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Credible health information for all ages.

United Way 2-1-1 
Dial 2-1-1 for free, confidential service available 24/7. Information and referral about housing, food, health services, employment, transportation, and more. 

Crisis Connection 612-379-6363 
24-hour crisis counseling by phone

Crisis Nurseries 
Programs that offer short-term care for parents in crisis

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery 763-591-0100
Pillsbury Crisis Nursery 612-302-3500
Scott 612-839-5101
Carver 612-839-5101
Ramsey County 651-224-9280

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For additional community resources and support and information on early learning scholarships

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