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Parenting Information, Resources and Classes

Parents Lead has a variety of tools and resources to support you in creating a safe environment for your children that promotes behavioral health.

NDSU Extension provides prevention-focused parenting and family education opportunities.

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Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start Educational Programs are child development programs, serving children from birth to age five, expectant mothers and families. The goal of Head Start is to increase the social ability of children and improve the chances of success in school. 

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Right Track and Early Intervention Services

Right Track is a free developmental screening and follow-along program for you and your child, birth to 3 years of age. Right Track consultants can meet with you in the privacy of your own home and can provide developmental screenings, ideas on supporting your child's development, and Information and referrals to local, state and national organizations. 

Early Intervention is a program that can identify infants and young children (from birth until their third birthday) who have developmental delays when the right help can make all the difference.  Developmental assessments and evaluations are provided at no cost to families. If a child qualifies, a plan will be developed with parents to meet the unique needs of their child and family. Service plans may include ongoing home visits, consultations, and parent coaching.  

Home visitors may include (based on a child's needs): 

  • Early Intervention Service Coordinator 
  • Early Childhood Special Education Teachers 
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Physical Therapists 
  • Social Workers 
  • Speech Language Pathologists  
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Special Health Services

The mission of the Division of Special Health Services (SHS) is to promote a system of care and services that improves the health and well-being of individuals with special health care needs and their families.