Young children grow and develop at their own rate. Sometime children will experience delays in their development. Children who have special health care needs may also experience developmental delays. The Follow Along Program can help you know if your child is developing in a typical manner.
Sherburne County Health and Human Services works with families who have children with a variety of special needs, including families whose babies are born prematurely. Health education and monitoring, referrals to community resources, and support for parents are offered by our public health nurses. If you have questions regarding your child's growth and development, please contact Sherburne County Health and Human Services at 763-765-4000.
You may also contact your local school district to help provide resources and services to children with specific developmental needs, with services beginning as early as infancy. It has been shown that offering services to young children early in their lives will help ensure the best results for the child. To inquire about your child's development and educational needs, contact your local school district at:
If you're uncertain about which school district you reside in, you can get additional information about developmental resources in your area by going to the Help Me Grow MN website.
Additional Resources for Families with Premature Infants