Parenting Education in Minnesota

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Parenting education has a very strong tradition in Minnesota. Interest in parenting continues to grow, especially as we learn more about the significant role that parents play in the lives of their children, and the role that education and parent-focused programs play in supporting parents. At the same time, the amount of information about parenting has increased exponentially over the last couple decades. What is needed is a place where professionals can share resources, ideas, best practices, lesson plans, etc. A place where we can learn from each other and provide support.
The purpose of this wiki is to serve as a sharing platform for people who work with parents (or for those preparing to work with parents). Like Wikipedia, the strength and value of a wiki resides in the activity and quality of its contributors. The Wikidot resource was selected due to its ease of use (see below for more information).

In the Spotlight


At-Home Early Math Learning Kit for Families: Ideas for Supporting Young Children’s Math Skills During Coronavirus and Beyond
Click Here, Development and Research in Early Math Education (DREME), Stanford University
Click Here for Spanish version

Supporting Parents to Help Children Thrive
Click Here, Nemours Foundation and the Health, Medicine and Society Program of Aspen Institute

Supporting Parents: How Six Decades of Parenting Research Can Inform Policy and Best Practice
Click Here, Social Policy Report, 30(5), 2017,

2018 Parenting Education Symposium
Go to 2018-Symposium for more information.

Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8
Click Here, National Academies Press (2016).

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
Click Here
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development provides a registry of evidence-based positive youth development programs designed to promote the health and well-being of children and teens.

Compilation of Evidence-Based Family Skills Training Programmes
Click Here, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Implementing Parenting Interventions in Early Care and Education Settings: A Guidebook for Implementation
Click Here, from Child Trends

Compendium of Parenting Interventions
Click Here, National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement

Don’t Forget the Families: The Missing Piece in America’s Effort to Help All Children Succeed
Click Here, from Search Institute,

Five Social Disadvantages That Depress Student Performance: Why Schools Alone Can’t Close Achievement Gaps
Click Here for Report, from the Economic Policy Institute

Check out the Essay Series on Character and Opportunity from the Brookings Institution!
Click Here

Early Learning Resource Directory
As a part of Race to the Top, the Minnesota Department of Education created a directory of early learning resources on health, safety, nutrition, behavior, school readiness and more.
Explore 100s of resources in multiple languages at []
Username: ECStakeholderMN
Password: EarlyChildhoodMN



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