Parent Resources

Child Care Assistance Program

Child Care Assistance helps families pay for day child care so that parents can pursue employment or education. It is for children age 12 and younger. There is no time limit on how long you may receive child care assistance, as long as you meet the requirements and your income is within the limits for your family size.

Cass County WIC

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

MyPlate Assistant - MyPlate on Alexa

The MyPlate Alexa skill provides healthy eating tips for parents and caregivers on what and how to feed babies and toddlers based on their age (between 4 to 24 months*). Parents and caregivers can receive science-based food and nutrition advice to set their child up for lifelong healthy eating habits. *More ages coming soon!

IRS Child Tax Credit Update Portal

Important changes to the Child Tax Credit will help many families get advance payments of the Child Tax Credit starting in the summer of 2021. Half the total credit amount will be paid in advance monthly payments and you will claim the other half when you file your 2021 income tax return. 

BI-CAP

Bi-County Community Action Programs, Inc. (BI-CAP) envisions a thriving, healthy, and inclusive Beltrami & Cass County. To reach that vision, we are committed to our mission of helping low-income people achieve self-sufficiency in the two counties. Current programs include: early childhood education, housing, weatherization, energy assistance, & youth education/employment services.

HealthyChildren.org Ages & Stages

The Ages & Stages text messaging program has just launched! If you're expecting a baby or have kids up to the age of five, be sure to sign up to receive important age-based text messages for your family from the American Academy of Pediatrics!

In It Podcast for Parents and Kids

Listen to the joys and frustrations of supporting kids who learn and think differently. Hosts Amanda Morin and Gretchen Vierstra talk with parents, caregivers, teachers, and sometimes kids, offering support and advice for and from people who struggle with reading, math, focus, and other learning differences.

Circle of Change Support Group 

This is an informal and welcoming group which provides dialog along with peer support to discuss challenges all parents may face. 

Topics include: Parenting, Healthy Relationships, Boundaries, & Resources

Heatstroke in Cars

Heatstroke happens quickly and can be deadly. This infographic goes over the numbers on heatstroke in cars, the circumstances of deaths, clears up common misconceptions about heatstroke, and provides safety tips.