Itasca County Health & Human Services
Public Health offers various programs designed to promote, protect, and maintain
Family Health Programs provide maternal-child health care to pregnant women, babies, and families. The goals of the program include:
The Family Health programs include:
Adult and Seniors programs assist eligible elderly and disabled people to remain living in the community by coordinating services.
Health Education promotes healthy behaviors and provides information/education to prevent disease, disability and premature death.
Other Public Health programs provide a variety of services to meet the ever-changing health needs of Itasca County.
For more information regarding Family Health or other programs, call (218) 327-2941.
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ECFE is for:
Our goal is to support parents and promote the healthy growth of their children. “Come for your child but stay for yourself!”
School Readiness Mission:
School Readiness is:
School Readiness is for:
Families can choose from a menu of:
Our goal is to collaborate with other early childhood programs so we can coordinate services to meet the individual needs of your child.
Our goal is to work in partnership with families in achieving their hopes and dreams for a bright promising future.
Head Start Is…
We provide a variety of program options in Itasca and Koochiching Counties.
Infant & Toddler services
Applications accepted year round!
As part of its mission to strengthen the position of children in our community, Itasca Community College is committed to meeting the local and regional community needs for trained childcare workers. ICC offers two program options in Early Childhood Education to meet these needs.
Associate of Science (AS) in Early Childhood Education Degree
The AS degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide a strong foundation of knowledge and skills for students interested in transferring to earn a four-year degree in the early childhood education field – such as an early childhood teacher, elementary teacher, or family childcare provider.
The AS degree in Early Childhood Education will be awarded for successful completion of the courses listed below. Completion of the AS degree at ICC allows you to transfer directly into the Early Childhood program at Mayville State University, with partial fulfillment of liberal arts requirements.
The prospects for employment in early childhood are excellent. According to a report by the Blandin Foundation, Itasca County was found to be short on quality childcare for working parents. The Blandin Foundation has been involved in supporting the Child Development Certificate and the AS degree program in early childhood education to fulfill these needs. The children in these settings will benefit from caregivers who understand child development and are specialists in early childhood education.
Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate
The purpose of this program is to enhance the quality of childcare by defining, evaluating, and recognizing the competence of childcare providers. The program has been developed to address the six national competency goals and standards for the National CDC. Candidates can receive their CDC in any of the following three areas: Center-Based Preschool Setting, Center-Based Infant/Toddler Setting, and Family Childcare Setting. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience through an onsite practicum in area early childhood programs. This experience, along with coursework, will prepare students with a strong foundation for working with young children in the community.
The CDA certificate is geared to both traditional and non-traditional students actively engaged in professional work with early childhood.
Unique Components of the Programs
One unique program attribute is the professional involvements students have through on-site teaching practicums in Itasca County. Opportunities are available for students to gain credit and experience through the practicum. In addition, the courses are scheduled in the evenings and as a hybrid (partially online) which allows them to be made available to working students. Scholarships are available to support students completing the Early Childhood Education program.
For more information, students are welcome to come for a visit, sit in on a class, and meet with the program coordinator and/or current students. For more information, contact Christine Mutchler at (218) 322-2352 or email@example.com.To register for courses, call the Records & Admissions Office at Itasca Community College: (218) 327-4468 or 1-800-996-6422, ext. 4468.
Degree: Associate of Science