Having a baby is one of the most exciting, joyous and intense experiences a family can have! Parents wait anxiously for the birth of their baby and hope to have a healthy child. They watch their baby’s development with awe and wonder. However, some babies experience delays in their development and this can be a very difficult time for parents.
Minnesota’s Infant and Toddler Intervention services are designed for children birth to three years of age who may be experiencing delays in their development for a variety of reasons, including special health conditions. Services are designed to meet the unique needs of each child and their family. Accessing these services as early as possible will ensure the best developmental outcomes for the child. These services are offered at no cost to the family.
Parents can call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) if they have questions or concerns about their child’s development. Visit the Parents know website to make a referral.
Please consider these additional resources that might be helpful for you and your family. You can browse through the internet resources below or you can call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) if you have any specific questions about resources in your community.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury and disability. The site contains valuable information for families.
Zero-to-Three is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policy makers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is one of seventeen divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). DEC promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is a national information center that provides information on disabilities and disability related issues, focusing on children and youth, birth to age 22.
American Academy of Pediatricians is an organization of pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, and adolescents.
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development.
Association for the Education of Young Children is the nation’s largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children birth through third grade.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is a technical assistance program supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas--program development, education, and state-of-the-art knowledge--to improve the health and well-being of the nation's children and families.
National Institute for Early Education Research conducts and communicates research to support high quality, effective early childhood education for all young children. Such education enhances their physical, cognitive, and social development, and subsequent success in school and later life.
The Center for Children with Special Needs provides information to families and professionals focusing on children who have chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions.