Children and Families


Education for children and families encompasses many avenues throughout Polk County, MN. The County has seven school districts including:




Area Special Education Cooperative
The primary goal of the cooperative is to provide support services to teachers, administrators, parents and students with disabilities. A wide variety of support services are available to districts such as technical assistance, assessment for special education services, consultation, counseling, crisis intervention, low incidence services, early childhood special education programming and personnel development opportunities.
Agency: Area Special Education Cooperative
Contact: 218.773.0315 | Toll-Free: 1.866.687.2732

Back-Pack Program
The primary goal is to support our students with a package of nutritional food to take home on the weekend to instill healthy eating habits.
Agency: Win-E-Mac School
Contact: 218.563.2900

Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Programs
This unique program provides the University (students, staff, faculty) and Crookston community with an early childhood education/child care service that ensures a high quality program fro young children and their families. Additionally, students majoring in Teacher Education at UMC have the opportunity to observe and participate in this teacher-training laboratory.
Agency: Early Childhood Development Center, University of Minnesota Crookston
Contact: 218.281.8285

Resources are also available for child care, Early Childhood Family Education and Head Start. Please select from the pages below for additional information.