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Parent Resources

We know there is a lot of information out there for parents and it can be overwhelming. That's why we've compiled this list of useful information from trusted sources for parents. 

Click here for our Early Learning family blog for relevant information on child development and for strategies and ideas that will support you as a parent (or grandparent).

Baby Development (Healthy Minds)

What Can You Do To Help Your Baby's Development (Your Baby's Development)

Social emotional development

Brain Development



Infant Cues

  • March of Dimes
  • Help at Home

Motor Development

Play with your Baby

  • Zerotothree


  • Breastfeeding
  • Bottle feeding


  • SIDS
  • When to call the Doctor


ECFE One-on-One Parent Consultations & Family Support

ECFE Parent and Family Support provides free individualized parent consultation, education and resource connection.  Through this free service, district licensed early childhood teachers, infant specialists and parent educator/consultants can be accessed by phone, on-site visits or home visits.  Please email: jbeaird@sowashco.org or call 651-425-6625, if you would like to consult on a parenting related concern, are seeking resources or would like to schedule an individual appointment.

ECFE Consultation and Support for Family Child Care Providers

ECFE Early Learner Connection provides free consultation opportunities for home child care providers in the district community.  Providers receive a certificate that will count toward yearly county-approved requirements, gain a connection with their local public schools, gain information on school district resources and services and have the opportunity to consult on behavioral interventions, optimal environments and discussing the day-to-day challenges that may occur when working with children.  For more information, please email: ssomers@sowashco.org or call: (Office) 651-425-2702.

Minnesota Help Me Grow

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