It Takes a Village….
At FCDC, we believe in the old adage “it takes a village to raise a child.” We feel honored to part of your village and look forward to sharing ideas and resources with you. In this information age, there is no shortage of parenting ideas or suggestions online, but it can be difficult to determine which resources to trust. We use evidence-based practice at FCDC, and the following resources are some of our favorites!
Local School Districts
Your local school district may be a wonderful resource for Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), Preschool Screening and more. Find your local school district here http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/maps/SchoolDistricts/
Hopkins Public Schools
Harley Hopkins Early Childhood Family Center, 125 S. Monroe Avenue, Hopkins.
Wayzata Public Schools
Central Middle School, 305 Vicksburg Lane North Plymouth, MN 55447
Robbinsdale Public Schools
New Hope Learning Center, 8301 – 47th Avenue North, New Hope, MN 55428
Online Family Resources
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a large nonprofit association representing early childhood education teachers, para-educators, center directors, trainers, college educators, families of young children, policy makers, and advocates.NAEYC is focuses on improving the well-being of young children, with particular emphasis on the quality of educational and developmental services for children from birth through age 8. Learn more at http://families.naeyc.org/
Amma Parenting Center offers parent education classes in person or online. Learn more at http://ammaparentingcenter.com/
Minnesota Department of Human Services believes stable families are a cornerstone of a strong Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Human Services helps keep children safe and provides families with supports to care for their children. This includes child protection services, out-of-home care, permanent homes for children, child support, food assistance programs, child care services and children’s mental health services. Learn more at http://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/children-and-families/