Children and Families


Education for children and families encompasses many avenues throughout Pennington County, MN. The County school districts include:



Special Education Cooperative
The Northwest Regional Inter-District Council (NWRIC) is a special education cooperative formed in 1969 to provide special education consultation and direct services to eight member school districts.
Agency: Northwest Regional Inter-District Council (NWRIC)
Contact: 218.874.8215

Adult Basic Education
Basic academic skills, GED, English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Job skills, and Post-secondary education skills.
Agency: Thief River Falls Adult Learning Center
Contact: 218.683.8764

Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Through this program children ages birth to five, who are residents of Pennington County, will receive a new book mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. There is no cost or obligation to your family.
Agency: Thief River Falls Early Childhood Initiative
Contact: 218.688.0096

Help Me Grow
Program designed for children with special needs such as speech delays, movement problems or learning disabilities. Provide coordination of services such as physical therapy, speech therapy, early childhood special education or any other needed services to help children develop.
Agency: Help Me Grow
Contact: 1.800.693.4769

Quotable Kids Speech & Language Clinic
Quotable Kids Speech & Language Clinic is dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based speech and language services to children age birth to 21 years of age. We strive to include the whole family in the therapy process. For the families that come to the clinics, they will be met with state-of-the-art technology, visual supports to support learning, an iPad for student usage, a therapy room with video and audio technology to allow parents to observe their child’s session, and clinic amenities include a child-friendly waiting room, and a conference room for classes and parent workshops. Our clinic accepts private pay and bills most insurances companies including ND Medicaid and MN Medicaid. We have three pediatric outpatient clinics in Thief River Falls (MN), Grand Forks (ND), and Grafton (ND).
Agency: Quotable Kids Speech & Language Clinic
Contact: 701.739.5437

Resources are also available for child care, Early Childhood Family Education and Head Start. Please select from the pages below for additional information.