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Child & Family Development Project

Discover how to be self-reliant and responsible, how to handle emergencies, and develop home-alone skills. Learn about home safety and age-appropriate toys, nutritious snacks for children, and how to create a poem, story or game.

Consumer Child & Family Development


To view county or local club events, visit the county website.

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Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. More than 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.

Project resources

Beginning to learn about child & family development:

Some experience with this project:

Looking for a challenge:

Other online resources

Project leader resources


To get involved with the 4-H Child & Family Development project, contact your county 4-H office.

All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.

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