OTHER FAMILY RESOURCES
Childcare Resources & Referral
Anoka County - 651-641-0332
Hennepin County - 612-348-5937
Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP)
Anoka County - 763-783-4930
Hennepin County - 763-566-9600
Answered 24 hours a day - 612-379-6363
ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) Classes
ECFE offers high quality programs specially planned to help you in your parenting efforts. Classes, events and programs are designed to give parents information, ideas and skills to support their child's growth and development from birth to kindergarten, plus fun learning activities for children in an exciting early childhood classroom. Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available.
A typical day in ECFE includes parent/child interaction where you and your child will spend special time together enjoying age-appropriate learning activities designed to enhance their growth and development. During the second part of the class you will meet with other parents and a licensed parent educator to discuss issues relevant to the ages of your children such as development, temperament, discipline, self-esteem and school readiness. While you are meeting with the parent educator, your child will remain in the classroom. During this time your child will interact with other children and participate in guided play, music, circle time, large muscle activities, stories and creative art.
For more information contact the ECFE office at 763-506-1275 or log on at www.anoka.k12.mn.us/ce.
See Welcome Center listed below.
Head Start Programs
Anoka/Washington County - 763-783-4300
Hennepin County - 763-425-7422
If you have questions regarding your infant, toddler or preschooler and would like to discuss them at home, schedule a one-on-one home visit with a Family Educator! A licensed Family Educator will come to your home and talk with you about how children grow, being a parent, community help, setting goals, solving problems and learning through play. Early Childhood Family Education offers Home Visiting as a free service. For more information call 763-506-6178.
Anoka County - 763-323-6100
Hennepin County - 612-348-2884
Helps eligible families pay for medical care. If you live in Anoka County, call 763-717-7730. If you live in Hennepin County, call 612-596-1300.
This is for families who do not have and cannot afford health insurance. Please call 651-297-3862.
Minnesota Food Helpline
Information on local food shelves and food resources - 1-888-711-1151.
Screening is an early look at a child's development and is conducted by qualified professionals to help identify specific needs a child may have in these areas: fine and gross motor skills; speech and language development; cognitive and social development; vision and hearing; height and weight; immunizations.
The state of Minnesota requires a health and developmental screening for every child before kindergarten entry into a public school. Anoka-Hennepin ISD#11 offers this service at NO COST.
The Early Childhood Screening office is located at the Sorteberg Early Childhood Center, 11400 Magnolia Street NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448. The phone number is 763-433-4833.
This is United Way's 24 hour information and referral service. Call 211.
The Welcome Center is available to identify the academic needs of each English Language Learner and to make recommendations for the level and types of service the student needs.
The Welcome Center is located at 11224 Crooked Lake Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433 inside the Family Center Mall. For more information on ESL (English as a Second Language) programs, call the Welcome Center at 763-433-4680.