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Help Me Grow

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Help Me Grow is a statewide initiative between the Minnesota Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services to provide early intervention services for children beginning at birth through 5 years of age.

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How to Recieve Services

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The Help Me Grow program is a centralized referral process for the state of Minnesota.


Referrals can come from a variety of sources, such as:

  • Parents

  • Family Members

  • Health Care Providers

  • Early Childhood Programs

  • Child Care Providers

  • Child Protective Services

Outreach & Assessment

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Once a referral is made through Help Me Grow, the family will be contacted by their local school district to arrange for a screening or evaluation. They may accept or decline to continue with the referral for services at this stage.


A completed screening or evaluation will determine if the child is eligible for Infant and Toddler Intervention or Preschool Special Education services in Minnesota. If the child is eligible for services, they will be provided at no cost to the family, regardless of income or immigration status.

Additional Resources


Learn more about this Minnisota State Program on the Help Me Grow website.


Connecting families who are expecting and with young children (birth to 8yrs) to resources and services in their local communities to support child development and family well-being.

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Free resources from the CDC to learn about age-appropriate milestones and promote early intervention.

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