CHI LakeWood Health

Follow Along Program

Program that helps to make sure children are learning and growing appropriately for their age

Description

The Follow Along Program (FAP) helps parents and caregivers measure how their children are developing and decide if educational and other community programs may be needed to help them keep pace with other kids their age.

It helps parents:

  • Learn and ask questions about child health and development
  • Figure out "what to teach" and "at what age" to teach it
  • Get information about other helpful services

How it works:

  • Parents get a call or visit from a public health department early childhood professional to learn about their child.
  • Questionnaires are sent to help parents measure how their child is developing at specific ages.
    • Results are shared and if there are concerns, a nurse or other professional contacts the parent about what they can do.

When a child reaches 36 months old, parents receive information about how to register for Early Childhood Screening to support their child's readiness for kindergarten.

Features

  • Specialization
    • Children and/or youth with disabilities

Eligibility

Parents/caregivers with children birth to 36 months (three years). Some counties continue to provide the program for children 3 through Kindergarten entrance. Contact the local public health agency to learn if this is an option.

Application Instructions

Two ways to enroll:

Fee

There is no fee for this service.

Location

600 Main Ave S, Baudette, MN, 56623-2855

Other Services at this Location

  • Child and Teen Checkups Well-child care and screenings for eligible newborns, children and young adults
  • Family Home Visiting Expectant parents, parents, or guardians of children five and younger can get in-home coaching with parenting skills and connections to community resources
  • Public Health Clinic Public health departments offer screenings, health education and wellness services
  • Rural Health Clinic (Health Care Center) Outpatient health care facilities that provide a broad range of diagnostic and treatment services to rural and medically underserved areas
  • WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program Healthy eating and breastfeeding support program for women, infants and children. Benefits include nutrition information, healthy food you purchase using your WIC Card, and referrals to other services in the community.

Websites

Phone Numbers

  • Primary Contact for this program: 218-634-1795
  • Main: 218-634-2120
  • Toll Free: 800-245-9483

Area Served

Lake of the Woods County

Last Update

6/23/2021