Early Intervention Services

Early Intervention Services supports families of very young children, residing in the 12 school districts of Barnum, Carlton, Cloquet, Cromwell, Esko, Hermantown, Lake Superior, McGregor, Moose Lake, Proctor, Willow River, and Wrenshall. Help Me Grow is an interagency initiative between the State of Minnesota (Department of Education, Department of Health and Department of Human Services) partnering with all local service agencies.

This website offers information and support to all families, especially those who have concerns about their young child's growth and development.

What is early intervention?

Some babies and young children need extra help to learn and grow. Free help is available to Minnesota children from birth to five years of age (prekindergarten) who are eligible, according to the guidelines set in Minnesota law. Children can receive services in their home, child care setting or school. Early childhood specialists will work with eligible children and families to plan services and the supports they need. Services may include specialized instruction from a teacher, speech therapist, occupational therapist, or physical therapist; tips and strategies that a family can use to support their child's development in everyday activities; and connections to community services.

How to refer for a developmental screening?

Go to the website: http://helpmegrowmn.org/HMG/index.htm

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