Started on the right path.

Choosing an early care and education program is the first investment parents make in their child's future. That's why more than 10,000 parents a year seek help from us in making this important decision.
For example, Sherry, a local single mom.


For Parents and Guardians

Classes and Support

The African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," has been around for a long time yet it remains very true today.

We listed some classes and resources that you may find helpful to learn new things and to find support.



Classes offered by Think Small

To register for a class, please call 651-641-3549. View our calendar for upcoming classes.

Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE)

Contact your local school district for classes in your area. 



Health Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Credible health information for all ages.

United Way 2-1-1
Dial 2-1-1 for free, confidential service available 24/7. Information and referral about housing, food, health services, employment, transportation, and more. 

Crisis Connection  612-379-6363
24-hour crisis counseling by phone.

Crisis Nurseries
Programs that offer short-term care for parents in crisis.

  • Hennepin
    • Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery 763-591-0100
    • Pillsbury Crisis Nursery 612-302-3500
  • Scott 612-839-5101
  • Carver 612-839-5101