Early Childhood Outreach

Washburn Center for Children’s Outreach Program partners with parents and childcare providers to assess and manage behavioral or developmental needs for children from birth to Kindergarten-entry

is a child in your care experiencing difficulty?

  • Know a child who is struggling in childcare or preschool?
  • Know a child who struggles to play, learn and follow directions? Who has trouble sharing?
  • Know a child who cries often and can’t enjoy activities? Fights with other children? Destroys materials or disrupts the classroom?

about Early Childhood Outreach

When young children experience stress, worry and overwhelming feelings, it can lead to behaviors that look like aggression, frequent conflict with other children or adults, hyperactivity, inability to focus or follow directions, withdrawal from activities, separation difficulties and more.

Some children may also experience developmental delays that affect their ability to benefit from learning opportunities.

While it can be hard to support these children in a group setting, Washburn Center’s Outreach Program can help. By observing children in their childcare setting, our consultants join parents and childcare staff to learn about the child, identify helpful interventions and make referrals to other support services if needed.

We work as a team with families and childcare or school staff to support a child’s healthy adjustment and help to find solutions for challenging behaviors at home and in the classroom.

do childcare and home feel like two different worlds?

When concerns arise for little ones, it’s so important that all care-giving adults in their lives be on the same page. Our Outreach team can be a bridge between home and early learning settings to create real partnerships and progress.

free access to care

This service is free to families and centers/preschools (from the smallest to the largest) anywhere in Hennepin County. All it takes is one call to 612-871-1454 to get more information, and ask for Outreach Intake to get started.