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Below you will find logos and information for many infant and early childhood mental health organizations who work with young children and their families. Please click on their logos and see what they have to offer. Thank you for being a part of our 2021 Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Conference.


Center for Early Education and Development logo links to further information on this page.
Center for Inclusive Child Care logo, links to more information on page.
Fernbrook Family Center logo links to more information on this page.
Institute of child development logo links to further information further on this page.
Little Moments logo links to additional information on this page.
Metro ECSU and Help Me Grow partnership, links to more information on page.
Render free logo which links to more information on this page.
School of Public Health U of MN Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health, links to more information on this page.
St. David's Center Child & Family Development 60 years logo. Links to more information further on page.
The Village Family Service Center logo links to more information on the page

The Center for Early Education and Development serves the early childhood workforce with professional development suitable for people who work with children and families in a range of fields, such as education, mental health, social work, and health care. We are the new home of Minnesota’s Trainers and Relationship-Based Professional Development Specialists Support (TARSS) program, supporting trainers and RBPD specialists throughout the state. ceed.umn.edu

Professional development options for every schedule and budget
Online courses on child development and reflective supervision
+ Challenging behavior
+ Executive function
+ Infant and early childhood mental health
+ Reflective supervision
Self-study modules on reflective practice topics. See below for details and a promotional code for discounted enrollment throughout October!
In-person and online training
+ Classroom and child assessment
+ Relationship-based professional development
+ Coaching
Professional development for trainers and coaches

We offer group rates and can personalize trainings for your organization. Questions? Email ceed@umn.edu


Center for Inclusive Child Care logo. Learn more about our early childhood mental health services on this link.
Center for Inclusive Child Care

The Center for Inclusive Child Care is a centralized, comprehensive, and responsive resource network supporting quality care for children in community settings. 

CICC provides free relationship-based professional development (RBPD) including support, training, modeling, and resources to child care programs throughout Minnesota. 

  • Learn more about how we support early childhood professionals here
  • To explore our available resources, visit our website here.  
  • Download our flyer here.

Questions? 
Reach out to Priscilla Weigel, Executive Director at info@inclusivechildcare.org or call 651-603-6265


Fernbrook Family Center logo. Learn more about our early childhood mental health services on this link.
Fernbrook Family Center

Fernbrook Family Center offers early childhood service
We always start with a diagnostic assessment which may lead to family therapy, family skills development, or intensive social-emotional learning through Little Fern which teaches children how to interact in structured settings like preschool. 

Find out more about our services here
Learn about internships here.

Contact information
Email: info@fernbrook.org
Phone: 507-446-0431
We are located at: 2575 Harvest Lane NW, Owatonna, MN 55060


The University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development is home to the Harris Training Program in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, a unique online program in the state of Minnesota and nationally. Our program is founded on a set of core theoretical principles of infant and early childhood development and mental health practice: that all work with children, families, and providers should be relationship-based, culturally sensitive, grounded in an understanding of developmental theory and research, and supported by reflective practice. 

Program offerings

Online MA in applied child and adolescent development 
Infant and early childhood mental health track 
Take core courses in social, emotional, and cognitive development. Track courses include developmental psychopathology, infant observation, early childhood assessment and diagnosis, and prevention and intervention practices and principles. If you live in Minnesota, pursue an option to prepare for an LPCC license. 

Online graduate certificate in infant and early childhood mental health 
Similar to the MA track without core coursework. Take foundational courses in early childhood development and psychopathology, infant observation, early childhood assessment and diagnosis, and prevention and intervention practices and principles.Earn either academic credit or continuing education units. 

Irving B. Harris Foundation Diversity Scholarship
The Irving B. Harris Foundation promotes infant and early childhood mental health through professional training and education. With their support, we offer diversity scholarships for underrepresented students and professionals. This scholarship is only available to Minnesota residents.


Little Moments Count is a Minnesota and Western Wisconsin-based community movement meant to inspire parents and caregivers to talk, play, read and sing with children in their life, especially from birth to age three. That’s because 80% of the foundation of a child’s brain is developed in their first 1000 days. These interactivities build brain power, while also promoting health equity.

Little Moments Count believes utilizing collective action from many sectors – health care, education, community and government – creates amazing potential to promote the benefits of early brain development. These little moments of positive interaction are building blocks for future success.  

Resources for families https://www.littlemomentscount.org/families-resources
COVID-19 Resources https://www.littlemomentscount.org/covid19
Racial Justice Resources https://www.littlemomentscount.org/racial-justice-resources
Early Risers: A Podcast from Little Moments Count https://www.mpr.org/collections/early-risers
Find out more: https://www.littlemomentscount.org/
Contact us: https://www.littlemomentscount.org/get-involved


Metro ECSU and Help Me Grow partnership logo. Learn more about our early childhood mental health services on this link.
Metro ECSU and Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow Minnesota focuses on helping families/guardians and professionals learn about developmental milestones and how to refer a child when there is a question or concern about their development.

We partner with health care providers, early childhood educators, local service agencies and other professionals to share educational resources. Any professional may use the Help Me Grow system to refer a child (ages birth-5) for a free comprehensive, confidential screening or evaluation.

You’ll find links to information about child development and milestones, the referral process, and additional resources for professionals here.

Visit our virtual booth here.

More Information about Help Me Grow MN click here
We can also be reached at helpmegrowmn.org or 866-693-4769.


Render free logo
Render Free

Render Free provides workspace and wellness to self-identified black & brown women. Our offerings affirm the shared experiences of Black + Brown women, inspire community belonging and highlight strategies of healing.⁠

More information on becoming an advocate here.
Download a flyer: page 1 here, page 2 here.
Learn more here

Contact information
Arielle Grant, Founder + Executive Director
arielle.grant@renderfree.com | 612-217-4681 


School of Public Health U of MN Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health. Learn more about our early childhood mental health services on this link.
School of Public Health U of MN Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health

The Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is one of thirteen federally-funded Centers of Excellence (COE) in MCH Education, Science and Practice housed at universities across the US. The Center provides technical assistance and continuing education to public health and other professionals. We also provide opportunities to students enrolled in our Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree program

Questions? Contact: mch at umn.edu.


St. David's Center Child & Family Development 60 years logo. Learn more about our early childhood mental health services on this link.
St. David’s Center Child & Family Development

St. David’s Center is an exceptional preschoolchildren’s mental health clinic and pediatric therapy clinic—all under one roof. We also provide day treatment programs for children with autism and early childhood mental health diagnoses on our Minnetonka and Minneapolis campuses. In addition, we offer a variety of programs throughout the Twin Cities metro area, including parent-child home visiting and therapy services and community-based disability services.

Stdavidscenter.org

3395 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka, MN 55305 | (952) 939-0396 | coreinfo@stdavidscenter.org


The Village Family Service Center. Learn more about our early childhood mental health services on this link.
The Village Family Service Center

The Village Family Service Center 

110 6th Ave S #100, St. Cloud MN 56301 | 320-253-5930

Website: https://www.thevillagefamily.org

Email: info@thevillagefamily.org  
Download a flyer here.

Informational video on pride teens therapy group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn26nk7vgjk

Informational video on emdr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvxonsxtxri