Children and Families

Family Services

Become a Licensed Child Care Provider
If you are interested in becoming a licensed child care provider in Norman County, MN please contact Norman County Social Services to receive an Initial Child Care Licensing packet today.
Agency: Norman County Social Services
Contact: 218.784.5400

Child Care Aware
Our statewide system of agencies has served over 60,000 parents looking for child care and more than 100,000 child care professionals seeking education and professional development for their child care business.
Agency: Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.
Contact: 1.800.543.7382

Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota (FAIM)
The FAIM program helps people change spending and savings behavior, including debt reduction. Participants are required to attend 12 hours of financial education classes and an additional 10 hours of asset specific (for example, those wanting to purchase a home have to receive 12 hours of financial education as well as 10 hours of homebuyer education).
Agency: Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.
Contact: 1.800.543.7263

Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy
The Four Cornerstones curriculum strives to build financial empowerment through 4 core areas of financial education: Budgeting to Create Savings - Budgeting that works, finding ways to save, organizing bills; Debt Reduction & Asset Building - How to deal with each type of debt, dealing with collections, building assets; Building a Good Credit Rating - How to get one and read it, how to build good credit and improve bad credit; Consumer Protection & Financial Institutions - Resources and rights, scams to avoid, dealing with financial institutions. The curriculum employs the learning circle method, a technique that builds upon the life experiences of participants.
Agency: Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.
Contact: 1.800.543.7263

Parents Forever
Children tend to experience challenges that can have long‐lasting effects based on the choices that are made in the initial legal phase of divorce. The Parents Forever program addresses multiple topics that can be beneficial when beginning the divorce process.
Agency: Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.
Contact: 1.800.543.7263

Youth Employment Program (Collaboration with Inter-County Community Council)
Three separate programs encompass the Employment and Training Programs. The programs are the Youth Program, Older Youth Program, and Out of School Youth Program. The Youth Program is for students’ ages 14 to 18 years old who need assistance with employment. The Older Youth Program is for ages 19 to 21 years old who need assistance with job placement and further education. The Out of School Youth Program is for those who are 16 years old or older and no longer in school but needs assistance with job training.
Agency: Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.
Contact: 1.800.543.7263

Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)
The goal of the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) is to help Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives by preventing the leading causes of chronic disease: tobacco and obesity. SHIP launched as part of Minnesota’s Vision for a Better State of Health, the bipartisan health reform package enacted in 2008. SHIP makes it easier for Minnesotans to choose healthier behaviors by making changes in the places where we live, learn, work, and play.
Agency: Norman Mahnomen Polk County Health
Contact: 218.281.3385