The following are links to some commonly used resources for professionals in the early childhood field.
|Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center||The Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care are collaborating to more effectively provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) across early care and education (ECE) programs. These National Centers were launched to promote excellence through high-quality, practical resources and approaches that build ECE program capacity. The Centers also support consistent practices across communities, states, tribes, and territories. Currently, the Office of Head Start (OHS) offers T/TA program staff support in their delivery of quality services to low-income children and families. OHS T/TA consists of three components: direct funding to grantees; regional T/TA specialists; and the National Centers.|
|MN Community Action Association||The state association of Community Action Agencies throughout MN. The site offers resources for programs, such as Head Start, that are supported by Community Action agencies.|
|Help Me Grow MN||MN’s link to resources for children with developmental delays, disabilities, and resources for promoting healthy growth of children. Use this link to make referrals for children that may need further assessments.|
|Parent Aware||MN’s Quality Rating program. It offers free tools and resources for families and professionals.|
|MN Department of Education: Early Learning Scholarships Programs||An Early Learning Scholarship can help you pay for high-quality child care and early education to help your child get ready for school. A scholarship must be used at a Parent Aware-Rated program. Parent Aware is a rating tool to help parents select high-quality child care and early education programs.|
|MN Department of Education: Early Childhood Screening||Resources for promoting & supporting early childhood screenings.|