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helpful resources and services
Go-to parenting websites
Zero to Three (ZTT)
Think Small Text Video for Families (Aval in English, Spanish, Somali)
Text4Baby App for Pregnancy and the First Year (Avail in multiple languages)
Childcare development milestones
Food & nutrition
Twin Cities Mobile Market
Tips for a sleep routine
Resources for fathers
Resources for grandparents and extended family
Early Childhood and Family Education - ECFE is a parenting education program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten entrance.