ECSE Community Resources

  • Early Childhood Screening

    ECS is a screening that is required by law that helps to identify health and developmental needs of young children before they enter kindergarten.

    Head Start

    Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development, health and social service programs for low-income families. 

    Student Placement Center

    Intake for students not currently enrolled in St. Paul Public Schools, School Choice, Homeschooling, Transcript and Diploma, and Early Childhood Screening information can be found here. Call 651-632-3700 to make an appointment or visit their website


Community Resources

Special Education Acronyms

Child Care and Child Support

  • Child Care Aware of Minnesota 

    Helps families find the quality child care their children need to grow and we support the professional growth of child care professionals.

    Minnesota Department of Human Services 

    Works with many partners, including employers and child care providers, to help Minnesota's children get the services they need for their healthy development.

Housing, Employment, and Financial

  • Social Security: Benefits for Children with Disabilities

    Apply for benefits by calling Social Security's national toll-free service at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or by visiting your local Social Security office

    MN Department of Human Services: Health Care Programs

    Families with low incomes who meet eligibility rules may qualify for programs including Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, and MN Family Planning Program.

    Twin Cities Metro Shelters

    Homeless adults, families and youth can get up-to-date information about places to sleep tonight by calling the Open Access Hotline at 1-888-234-1329.


    Improved housing conditions and awareness of housing options in neighborhoods for families participating in the Section 8 voucher and public housing program

    Ramsey County Financial Assistance

    Helps determine your eligibility for financial assistance programs, including child care, food support, health care, housing, and a variety of other programs.

    Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

    Offer St. Paul and Ramsey residents with several assistance programs including assistance with housing, heating, vehicles and food.

Housing, Employment, Financial

  • Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

    The Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties and other agencies offer St. Paul and Ramsey residents with several assistance programs. Too many programs to name then all. Some programs include assistance with housing, heating, vehicles and food.

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  • Bridging

    Bridging, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the greater Twin Cities, is the largest furniture bank in the United States. Through the effective reuse of donated items, Bridging improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

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  • Bridge to Benefits

    Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. We will NOT ask you for information that identifies you.

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