St. Francis Area Schools Resources
It's very important that all St. Francis Area Schools residents, adults and children are included on the school census. Call 763-753-7040 and let the school district know when you have an addition to the family or if you've moved.
If your child is three years of age or older, contact the St. Francis Area Schools Early Childhood Department at 763-753-7172. If your child is younger than three years of age, Anoka County residents should call Help Me Grow at 763-433-4888 and Isanti County residents should call 763-689-4071.
If your child is three years of age and not yet in kindergarten, Early Childhood Screening is the first step in confirming any concerns you have.
Your family may be eligible for Educational Benefits. Click here for more information.
Family Resource Library
Located at the Early Childhood Family Center, the Family Resource Library is a place for you to spend time with your child or by yourself. Check out books and material or sit a bit. The library is self-service and guidelines for use are posted in the library.
One on One Visits
Welcome Baby Visits are for families with a new baby. An ECFE representative will come to your home, or you can come to our center, with information on classes, resources in the community, parenting ideas, as well as a free gift!
Educational Visits are about one hour in length for families in St. Francis Area Schools and can take place in your home or at our center. We bring activities for parents and children to enjoy together; there's also time to share information about parenting. Each visit is individually designed based on the goals you and the ECFE representative have developed.
Call the Early Childhood Office 763-753-7170, if interested in a visit.
A licensed school nurse, or health assistant, is available to answer questions for families (763-753-7180).
Community Based Resources
Here are some recommended websites to help parents as they face the challenges of parenting.
The Anoka County Community Resource Guide was developed to help promote self-sufficiency for residents of Anoka County, MN. Self-sufficiency is being able to provide for yourself and your family without undue hardship.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) has well researched resources about child development. The main CDC website is also a great resource for health related topics.
Help Me Grow Help Me Grow Minnesota provides resources for families to understand developmental milestones and learn if there are concerns. This helps families take the lead in seeking additional support or referring their child for a comprehensive, confidential screening or evaluation at no cost. It is an interagency initiative of the State of Minnesota Department of Education, Department of Health and Department of Human Services and partners with local agencies and school districts.
Zero to Three is a great site whose mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers. Parents will find articles, printable flyers, videos and links on the behavior and development, care and education, and public policy that directly impacts infants and toddlers, ages birth to 3.
A to Z Kids Stuff is a very practical page for parents of toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. There are scores of ideas for learning, craft and family fun activities. Many resources on this page are free, but there is also some content for pay.
The American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures provides information to help protect and promote your child's health by increasing your knowledge of children's health issues, providing assistance on partnering with health care providers, and linking you to helpful organizations and tools.
Healthy Children is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics along with some corporate sponsors to provide developmental and other information for parents of young children.
Parent Aware Minnesota offers free tools and resources to help families find the quality child care and early education programs their children need to succeed in school and life.