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Employment Resources

Bridge to Benefits: Information about programs and tax benefits in Minnesota that support families and children, including: WIC and SNAP, childcare assistance, EITC, working family credits, energy assistance, health care programs, and more.

  • Online screening tool to determine eligibility
  • Address: 555 Park Street, Suite 410 St. Paul, MN 55103

Parent Support Outreach Program: County voluntary program for families to prevent child abuse and neglect

Jewish Family and Children's Services of Minneapolis: Career Services, children and family services, community service and engagement, counseling and mental health services, financial assistance and food security, and senior services. 

  • Serves people of all ages and faith backgrounds in Hennepin County 
  • Parenting workshops and teacher trainings on topics like bullying, grief, loss, etc.; Jewish-youth mentorship program; ParentChild+ and ParentChild+Family Child Care programs to teach families how to learn through play, develop parenting skills, and prepare kids for school; and parent coaching
  • Phone: (952) 546-0616
  • Address: 5905 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Osseo Area Schools Community Ed

  • Early Childhood & Family Education: Classes for parents and children birth-5.Includes parent-child time where parents and children learn and enjoy time together in a group, play time where children learn and interact with one another and develop their physical, language, and social-emotional skills, and parent time where parents learn about positive guidance, child development, and more with other parents. Sliding scale cost and scholarships available.

  • Early Childhood Screening: FREE service available to all Osseo Area Schools children age 3-5. Screening the child's development to help identify children who may benefit from developmental support resources. Schedule appointment online or call/email if you have any questions.  

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  • Preschool and PreK: Day programs for children 3-5 years at 19 locations. Children learn about personal and social development, physical development and health, language and literacy, mathematical thinking, art and creativity, and scientific thinking. Sliding scale fees and financial assistances scholarships available. Register online or in-person at Arbor View Early Childhood Center or Willow Lane Early Childhood Center.

  • Phone: (763) 391-87777 or 1(855) 938-0586 for Spanish, Hmong, and Vietnamese language

  • Arbor View Early Childhood Center- 9401 Fernbrook Lane N Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Willow Lane Early Childhood Center- 7020 Perry Avenue N Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Hennepin County Childhood Resources

  • Parenting support services: Helps parents develop knowledge, skills, and confidence in parenting.
    • Age: prenatal to 4.5 years
    • Phone: (612) 348-TOTS (8687)
  • Parent Support Outreach Program: Intervention and prevention services to reduce risk to increase child wellbeing, including assisting with medical needs, addition or mental health support, parenting help, basic needs, safety from violence at home, employment resources, academic success, and more.

    • Age: Pregnant women or parents with a child under 10

    • Phone: (612) 543-5390

  • Public Health Nurse Home Visits: Care for targeted families to promote health birth outcomes, safe environments, self-sufficiency, and child growth and development.

    • Can connect to community resources, provide education, help with chronic disease management, and provide services for children with special needs and other medical conditions.

    • Age: prenantal and families with young children

    • Phone: (612) 617-4600

  • Think Small: information, tools, and knowledge to identify care and early education options and scholarships.

    • Age: birth to age 5 

    • Phone: (651) 641-0305

  • WIC: Nutrition program for pregnant and postpartum women and young children

    • Ages: pregnant and postpartum women and children from birth to 5 years

    • Phone: (612) 348-6100

  • Baby Tracks: Resource to answer parent immunization questions from bilingual staff, provide post card reminders for immunization dates, assistance finding locations for immunization, and more.

    • Age: birth to 2 years. 

    • Phone: (612) 348-6087

  • Child & Teen Check-ups: Preventative health care for families on Medical Assistance. Help with scheduling medical and dental appointments, finding providers, arranging transportation and interpreter services, and connecting to other community resources.

    • Age: birth to 20 years

    • Phone: (612) 348-5131

  • Child Crisis Team: Mobile and telephone help for families dealing with mental health crisis. Risk assessment and resource referrals and strategies to keep children safe at home.

    • Age: children under 17 in crisis

    • Phone: (612) 348-2233

  • Children's Mental Health Services: Support for children with a mental health diagnosis that qualifies as a severe emotional disturbance. Help with obtaining and coordinating therapeutic and supportive mental health services, as well as case management support.

    • Age: Children up to age 18 with applicable diagnosis 

    • Phone: (612) 348-4111

  • Child Access: Social work assistance for families of children with special needs. Assessments for access to services and referrals to community resources, financial resources, and short-term case management services.

    • Age: all ages 

    • Phone: (612) 348-4111

  • Helping Us Grow: home visits with licensed early childhood family education specialist and group events. Learn information about parenting and learning, connect with other parents of newborns in your community, connect to other community resources and programs, diaper bank of MN partner, and more.

    • Age: Prenatal to 36 months

    • Phone: (763) 504-5983

  • The Family Partnership: Parenting program for parents who have cognitive limitations. Classroom instruction, home visits, child care and early child education, and transportation for parents and children.

    • Age: Parent of at least one child under 5 

    • Phone: (763) 521-3477

  • Follow Along Program: Support to track and understand your child's ongoing growth and development. Questionairres to monitor growth, age appropriate activities and resources for development and growth, referrals and support services, and more.

    • Age: Birth to 3 years

    • Phone: (612) 348-5624 

  • Help Me Grow: Intake referrals to identify and provide services to children with developmental and learning delays. Connects families to local school districts early learning specialists for free screening and/or evaluation. If eligible, the district provides free instruction by early childhood teachers, speech, physical, and/or occupational therapists. Assistance connecting to community services/programs, and more.

    • Age: birth to 5 years

    • Phone: 1 (866) 693-4769

  • MFIP Teen Service- Teen HOPE: Minnesota Family Investment Program support for teen parents as they work to complete education and/or get a job. Monthly visits from a public health nurse for parenting support and connection to community resources, helping teens fin work and/or get further education.

    • Age: Teen parents 

    • Phone: (612) 617-4600