Classes and Support

The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” has been around for a long time yet it remains very true today.

We listed some classes and resources that you may find helpful to learn new things and to find support.



Classes offered by Think Small

Think Small offers trainings for child care providers and parents that focus on children’s development and learning, helping you to enhance your skills and knowledge.
View our Training and Education page for more information.

Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE)

Contact your local school district for classes in your area.



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.

  • Hennepin
    • Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery 763-591-0100
    • Pillsbury Crisis Nursery 612-302-3500
  • Scott 612-839-5101
  • Carver 612-839-5101