Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Click on the links below for more information

United Way 2-1-1:

Click on the link or call 2-1-1 on your phone to get free and confidential health and human services information. 2-1-1 Minnesota partner call centers: United Way 2-1-1 through United Way of Greater Duluth, First Call 2-1-1, Great Rivers 2-1-1 and First Link North Dakota. Minnesota 2-1-1 also covers Douglas, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties in WI.

Parent Aware:

Statewide resources to find child care in your neighborhood for children ages six weeks to twelve years old. One of the most important decisions you will ever make as a parent or guardian is choosing quality, affordable child care. Children are special and unique and deserve the best start possible so that they are ready to learn when they enter school.

Child Care Assistance Program:

Minnesota’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) can help to make quality child care affordable for income-eligible families. All families will have a copayment based on their gross income and family size. Scroll to the middle of the page and see instructions under: Applying for the Child Care Assistance Program.

Minnesota Parents Know:

Trusted parenting information, resources and activities to help your children grow, develop, and learn from birth through high school.

Early Childhood Resources: 

Find Local Program Information for Early Childhood Screening, Head Start, Early Childhood Family Education and School Readiness programs. Search online by county, school district or city to find early childhood programs.

Early Childhood Family Initiative

Minnesota Children, Families, & Learning
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) provides early childhood screening, early childhood special education, and school readiness for infants & toddlers with disabilities.

Hennepin County

Early Childhood Services

Domestic Violence: How To Get Help When You're Scared Of The Consequences. 

How do you recognize you’re in an abusive relationship and reach out to others for help?

Child Care Aware

Moving and need to find child care in your new area? Child Care Aware is a national network of child care resource & referral agencies.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month Website

This is definitely the "go-to" place for Child Abuse Prevention Month. There are toolkits, information on how to engage communities, working with the media, ideas for religious organizations, and much more.

2019 Resource Guide

The 2019 Prevention Resource Guide was designed to support service providers as they work with families to promote child well-being and prevent child maltreatment. It focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development.