Additional Parent Resources

Kindergarten Kick Start

Sending your child to kindergarten is a big step. You and your family have been preparing for this day since your child was born. Every time you spend quality time together, you are preparing your child to be a successful learner. All of these things and many more help prepare your child for kindergarten.

Early Childhood Resources Website

Visit our Early Childhood Resources Website, where we have put together a space with resources and web links that can be utilized by staff and parents at any time, anywhere! You will see developmental resources, community and county resources, mental health resources, childcare resources and fun activity ideas.

Tips for Parenting

On the Road to Reading

Back to School: Early Education Edition

The early years in a child’s education can be exciting as children are growing quickly and learning how to navigate the world. These years also serve as the foundation for a child’s education and place them on the path for continued success. The Back to School: Early Education Edition has tips and facts about what to expect as your child starts their pre-K through grade 12 adventure!

MN Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow is an interagency initiative of the State of Minnesota (Departments of Education, Health and Human Services) partnering with local service agencies to provide resources about the development of young children for parents and professionals. These resources include information on developmental milestones, YouTube videos, caregiver strategies to support development, screening and evaluation, and how to talk about developmental concerns. Visit the Help Me Grow website for more information.

Growing Readers Newsletter

Written especially for parents, Growing Readers provides monthly tips for raising strong readers and writers. The one-or two-page articles are available as a PDF in both English and Spanish. You can subscribe to the Growing Readers, or other Reading Rockets Newsletters, on the Reading Rockets website.