Caring Connection Visitor Program
Caring Connections Visitor Program: (Partner Program)
This program provides home visits and classes to families with children birth to age 5 in the Fergus Falls and surrounding communities with the goal of supporting families. Parents or families can request to receive home visits or referrals can be made to the program from ECFE, ECSE, Head Start, Public Health. Information on child development, parenting, and community resources are shared with families. Caring Connections is funded by the Otter Tail County Family Services Collaborative with support from participating programs. Please look us up on Facebook “Caring Connections”.
All visits are offered at times convenient to families. Families receiving Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services may receive Caring Connections visits from their ECSE Home Visitor. Families eligible for Head Start may request a Head Start Home Visitor. Families not involved with ECSE or Head Start will be visited by a Caring Connections Home Visitor.
Home visitors are able to provide information and support on the following topics:
New mom and baby checks
Child growth and development
Child care arrangements
Safety issues regarding the home, car seats/restraints and toy and play equipment
Community resources and referrals
Scheduled immunizations/child check-ups
Language development and literacy
Other information and support as requested by parents
There is no cost for visits, although insurance may be billed for OTC Public Health Visits. Caring Connections is supported by the Otter Tail Family Services Collaborative, a partnership of Otter Tail County, its schools and non-profit agencies that work together to serve families to improve lives.
Every child needs a helping hand. Every family deserves one!
Fergus Falls Area Family Advocate staff: Jean Kugler
Find us on Facebook "Caring Connections".
Find us on the web at: www.otfsc.org/otcaringconnections.org
For more information
For program and registration information, feel free to stop by or call our office:
Melissa Amundson, Early Childhood Education Administrator
Molly Danielson, Secretary
Physical location: 2300 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Mail: 601 Randolph Ave Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 218-998-0544 Ext. 8900