The 4 R Kids ECI area board provides funding for multiple projects that serve families with children under the age of 5. The agencies that recieve funding are in the process of making YouTube videos to share with the public. More will be added in the next few weeks.
Child Care Resource & Referral
Lutheran Services in Iowa with the New Parent Program
Iowa AEYC with the WAGE$ program.
Resources for COVID-19 Response
There have been many on-going updates regarding Iowa’s response to COVID-19. Updates and information is continuously being provided through the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Iowa Department of Human Services, Child Care Resource and Referral, and Iowa Workforce Development. To stay informed with the most current information the following websites are the best resources available with data-informed and current information:
Internet and Data Access
Knowing that some families may have limited data packages with their mobile carriers, programs may need to assist families in accessing expanded services. The Federal Communication Commission’s Keep America Connected Pledge has more than 60 companies signed on to help low-income people avoid service disruptions during the COVID-19 emergency.
Self Care Resources
Five Tips for Managing Remotely During COVID-19
ACEs Connection has developed this guide for providing telehealth during the COVID-19 crisis, including technology you can use, legal considerations, and best practices for conducting sessions.
The 4 R Kids ECI area board is supporting the Association of Early Childhood Iowa Area Boards and Advocates legislative agenda for 2020.
Here is a list of legislators in Adair, Dallas, Madison and Warren County.
Elected Officals in 4 R Kids Area 1-1-20
New county data snapshots from Iowa Kids Count take a deeper dive into the data, which outline 20 indicators of child and family health and well-being in every Iowa county. Our aim is to provide policymakers, educators, advocates, practitioners and engaged Iowans with the tools to make informed decisions around child and family issues.
2-1-1 Counts is a web-based tool to provide real-time, searchable, and visual presentations of data about community-specific needs of vulnerable populations. 2-1-1 Counts displays a count of 2-1-1 callers’ most pressing needs in usable form and reports data at the ZIP code, region, or call center level as recently as yesterday. 2-1-1 Counts enables users to check trends, make comparisons, and share information.
2-1-1 Counts enriches the dialogue in communities – especially among leaders – by calling attention to a wide range of factors that compromise the health and well-being of poor individuals and families.
Click here to see the most pressing needs in your community.
Preschool Scholarships are available for children living in Adair, Dallas, Madison or Warren County. Preschool Scholarships are located on the Iowa state University Extension Dallas County website.