Early Childhood Services

Serving families with children birth to 5 years of age and early childhood service providers in Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk, and Red Lake Counties. Northwestern Mental Health Center's Early Childhood Program includes a wide range of mental health services that are designed to meet the unique needs of children and families.

Services are developed to help and support families and early childhood professionals (i.e. teachers, daycare providers, etc.) who impact the lives of children struggling with social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties.

Referred children may have difficulties with sleep, eating, behavior, and/or relating to others.
Families referred may have difficulties due to struggles with substance abuse, mental illness, or the impact of family violence.

Services offered:
In-Home Family Therapy, Play Therapy & Skills Building Activities, Mental Health Consultation to Preschool and Childcare Providers

Services are offered at multiple locations. Please call the Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc. at (218) 281-3940 for more information.


  1. Early Childhood Resources

What is Help Me Grow?

"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."



Your Developing Child  Information regarding Typical Early Childhood Development plus selected Mental Health Topics