Comprehensive Services and Support

  The Early Childhood Iowa legislation encourages communities to "work together" to assist families with children ages 0-5. 

School Ready funds provide comprehensive services for children birth through age five, including: 

· Preschool support 

· Parent support 

· Family home visitation 

· Parent education 

Early Childhood funds enhance the quality and capacity of child care, including: 

· Recruitment of providers 

· Child care for mildly ill children 

· Child care nurse consultant 

· Home or Center Child Care Consultants

· Training and professional  development   regarding quality for providers, center-based   and home-based 

· Support for registration and licensure

  Early Childhood Iowa is supported at the state level by inter-agency collaboration of the Departments of: 

· Education 

· Human Rights 

· Human Services 

· Management 

· Public Health