The 5th Annual Appreciation Reception was held December 3, 2015 at Annelise Winery just east of Indianola. The community, service providers, parents of young children and policy makers were in attendance. We had the opportunity to hear the difference the 4 R Kids ECI funding makes with families and local programs. A big thank you goes to Executive Director Jovanka Westbrook of Partners in Family Development for videotaping this special evening.
Family Support Services Testimonial – Parent Adrian McNew provided sincere testimonial and grateful thanks about the family support services her family received from Partners in Family Development. Here is the video.
Dental Services Testimonial – I-Smiles Coordinator from Warren County Public Health, Sarah Peterson provided a moving story about a four year old preschooler who was identified with severe tooth decay. Be sure to have a tissue handy as this is a tear jerker. Here is the video.
Preschool Scholarship Testimonial – Pauline Samuelson received 4 R Kids ECI preschool scholarships and provided sincere testimonial. Dallas County Extension facilitates the preschool scholarships and other preschool supportive services. Here is the video.
Child Care Nurse Consultants Testimonial – The child care nurse consultants from New Opportunities and Warren County Health Services provided testimonials about nursing services provided to child care providers and preschools. Here is the video.
Why Early Childhood Matters – Shanell Wagler, office of Early Childhood Iowa, provided a moving closing for the evening as to why early childhood matters and the investment payoff for the future.