resources for families

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A wealth of tools, services and advocacy for mothers, fathers, grandparents, caregivers and extended families.

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Little Moments
Count playlist

Sing, dance, have fun. music and movement activate a baby’s brain and create a happy mood. just tap on the songs and get ready to dance.

helpful resources and services

parent and family support programs

support organizations

Northside Minneapolis residents: Enroll in NAZ
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.
Way to Grow
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

digital programs


child care and development