Parents

Started on the right path.

Choosing an early care and education program is the first investment parents make in their child's future. That's why more than 10,000 parents a year seek help from us in making this important decision.
For example, Sherry, a local single mom.

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For Parents and Guardians

Understanding Your Child's Development

Children are amazing . . . growing and changing every day.

As parents, we experience many joys (and sometimes frustrations!) with our child's rapidly changing behaviors, skills, and feelings.

One way to better understand your child is to know more about child development. With advances in brain science, we are learning more about how a child develops and the importance of good early experiences.

The more you know, the more you can help your child. 

Helpful Websites

Minnesota Parents Know
Parenting information, resources, and activities to help your child grow, develop, and learn from birth to high school.

Zero to Three
Information to support the health and development of infants and toddlers.

Minnesota Business for Early Learning  
Help your child prepare for kindergarten.