No two children develop, grow and learn in the same way or at the same pace. However, children do develop in certain predictable ways, as shown in the video and listed below. If you are concerned about your child's growth, development or learning, we encourage you to contact your child's health care provider or visit MN Parents Know for more information. Early intervention makes a difference.
If you have concerns about a child's development and think a child might need extra help to learn, don't hesitate to refer a child.
The family will be contacted to arrange for a screening or evaluation to determine if a child is eligible for infant and toddler intervention or preschool special education services.
Some young children need extra help to learn and grow. Help Me Grow provides resources for families to look at developmental milestones, to learn if there are concerns, and to take the lead in seeking additional support or in referring their child for a comprehensive, confidential screening or evaluation at no cost. (Minnesota children from birth to five-years-old, if found eligible, can receive services in their home, child care setting or school. These services are free regardless of income or immigrant status.)
Help Me Grow is an interagency initiative of the State of Minnesota (Department of Education, Department of Health and Department of Human Services) partnering with all local service agencies.