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MPS First Stop

MPS First Stop

MPS First Stop

At MPS First Stop, our friendly staff connects families to resources that support them and prepare their children for kindergarten. Below are the types of services that families are connected to when they visit MPS First Stop.

Call today: 612.668.3717

MPS First Stop Resources

Early Intervention Resources

Early intervention supports families with young children to access early childhood school and health resources.

Early Childhood Screening

A screening checks your child’s health and how well they are growing. All children must be screened before they start school.

Childcare Resources

Links to Hennepin County childcare assistance programs and Minnesota early learning scholarships.

School Readiness Programs

  • Preschools
  • Kindergarten registration
  • Community early learning programs

Physical and Mental Health

  • Primary healthcare
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Immunizations
  • Mental health    

Homeless and Highly Mobile

Connects families to community organizations that support families who need housing.

Family Education

  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) for families and their children from birth to kindergarten.
  • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) serves children who have a physical, mental or emotional disability.  
  • Teen Parent Services supports pregnant and parenting students and their children with a variety of programs.

Adult Education

  • Job preparedness resources
  • GED (high school diploma)
  • English language learner classes

Insurance and Legal Aid

  • Medical insurance
  • Legal aid