Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department
Early Childhood Support and Referral
South Minneapolis Human Service Center
2215 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN, 55407-4385
Distance: 1066 Miles
In the Thrive By Five program, families with children birth to 5 can get help to find resources, identify family needs, ask questions, and get connected to services. Early support can help your child prepare for kindergarten and be successful in school.
This service is offered in multiple languages.
Families with children ages birth - age 5
Contact individual listed for questions and application information.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
- Brookdale 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55430-2119
Other Services or resources
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HH-8000.1500Early Identification Programs Definition
Programs that develop and implement organized plans for locating and identifying children who may be experiencing developmental delays or be in need of special education, and connect them with programs that provide evaluation and assessment services and/or school systems that offer the educational assistance they need.
LF-7000.1730Developmental Screening Definition
Programs that offer a procedure that is designed to identify children who should receive more intensive assessment or diagnosis for potential developmental delays. Screening tools can be specific to a disorder (e.g., autism), an area (e.g., cognitive development, language, or gross motor skills), or they may be general, encompassing multiple areas of concern; and rely heavily on parent observation. They do not provide conclusive evidence of developmental delays and do not result in diagnoses. A positive screening result should be followed by a thorough assessment. The goal of developmental screening is to allow for earlier detection of delays in order to improve child health and well-being for identified children.
LR-1700Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays Definition
Programs that identify infants, toddlers and in some cases, preschoolers who show evidence of or are at risk for lags in physical development, cognitive development, language and speech development, psychosocial development or self-help skills, and provide or coordinate the delivery of an enrichment program in order to minimize the potential for a developmental delay and to meet their current developmental needs. The program may include early identification activities (child find); a developmental evaluation; a review of family concerns, priorities and resources; meetings with the family to develop an individualized family service plan; service coordination to ensure that the individual and his or her family receive needed services which may include but are not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, health/medical services, nursing services, nutrition services, psychological services including specialized play groups or therapy sessions, counseling, speech and language assistance, special instructional services, transportation, and parenting skills development; and ongoing evaluation of the child's progress and his or her changing enrichment needs. Included are "birth to three" programs and federal, state or local programs that address the needs of slightly older children or children not otherwise eligible for "birth to three" programs.