Family Circle Learning Center is here to connect our families to resources within our community. Please take some time to get acquainted with resources specific to Southeastern Minnesota and click their corresponding links for additional info. If there is an unfamiliar resource you would like more information on or a resource you feel would be beneficial to add to this page please let the director know and they will gladly assist.
Early Childhood Screening
Rochester Public Schools wants to connect with you before your child enters kindergarten. They will share information on how and when to register, documents required for attending public school, programs and resources to help prepare you and your child, and other essentials.
Northrop Education Center
201 8th St NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Early Childhood Screening
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
Depending on your family’s schedule, our Full-Time Program might be the right fit for you. No matter what your child needs, each of our programs will provide the support and tools necessary for optimal growth.
United Way (Of Olmsted County)
There are many different United Ways located throughout the state of Minnesota, including but not limited to one in Olmsted County, Mower County, and Steele County within southeastern MN. Olmsted County strives to help individuals within the community by focusing on education, income, health, and basic needs which they state as "the building blocks for a good quality of life."
Need help? Just dial 2-1-1 for information on hundreds of services and resources. United Way's 2-1-1 phone service helps you reach the right resource, right away. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential phone service that is available 24/7/365.
**Assistance is available in multiple languages.**
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Most families who use Crisis Nursery are ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations. At one time or another, most families experience stress that can feel overwhelming – financial difficulties, serious illness, strained relationships, divorce or loss of a loved one. During such times, providing children with the care and attention they need may be difficult. Crisis Nursery is here to assist families during these times by helping to make sure children have a safe environment to retreat to during the day allowing the family to receive the necessary support and connect to any necessary resources.
Bridge to Benefits
Bridge to Benefits is a project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. Please click the link below to search a pre-made list of resources ranging from WIC, SNAP, transportation, emergency utility assistance, to a low-cost health care directory
Emergency Food Shelves
Food shelves provide free food and personal care products (such as diapers, shampoo, soap, etc.) to people in need. Minnesota has more than 300 food shelves. To find the closest food shelf to you click the link below and enter your zip code along with at least 1 resource you are looking to find.
Parent Aware provides families with countless information on different resources that may be available to you such as: Low-income support, housing assistance, medical and health programs, and help paying for child care. Visit for more information and resources that may be available to you.