Kandi Kids Ready is your "one-stop" resource for early childhood information in Kandiyohi County!
We have information for parents, grandparents, and child care providers to let you know all that is happening in our communities - Willmar, Atwater, New London, & Spicer. Check out our new campaign to support early learning and brain development - Talking is Teaching

  • Community Resources: Local resources and organizations to assist with family needs.
  • Education/School Districts: Early childhood and family programs offered in each school district within Kandiyohi County.
  • Early Childhood Programs:  Community based preschool and child care information, including funding sources and search tools.
  • Get Ready for Kindergarten:  Resources to help you and your child prepare for that important transition to Kindergarten, including Early Childhood Screening information.
  • Informational Links:  Websites to support you in your role as a parent - family/parenting, child development/learning, health/wellness.
  • Media: N1ews articles, photos, and links to social media.

Kandi Kids Ready was developed by the Willmar Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) and United Way’s Empower as a resource for early childhood information.


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Help Me Grow
Help Me Grow provides resources for families to understand developmental milestones and learn if there are concerns. This helps families take the lead in seeking additional support or referring their child for a comprehensive, confidential screening or evaluation at no cost.

Parent Aware
Parent Aware gives you the tools and information to find the best quality child care and early education for your child.

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