Author Archives: Debra Schrader

About Debra Schrader

Debra Schrader is the Executive Director for the 4 R Kids ECI area board. Debra grew up in southwest Iowa and graduated from Prescott Community High School. As a non-traditional student she attended Southwestern Community College and earned an associate’s degree in accounting while raising a family on the family farm. Debra has been in the helping profession for more than 20 years and finds the work rewarding. Her passion is impacting policy and practice change and building collaborations. She is a lifelong learner, loves to dive into data, and is not afraid to think outside the box. Debra lives on the family farm with her husband David and has two grown daughters with families of their own. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling to the Caribbean, cooking/baking, gardening (especially flowers) and taking long walks at sunset.

FY22 Request for Proposal

March 12, 2021, the FY22 request for proposal opportunity is available! The 4 R Kids Early Childhood Iowa Area Board is seeking proposals that target children, pre-birth to age 5 and their parents in Adair, Dallas, Madison and Warren County. … Continue reading

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YouTube Videos of Programs

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.  … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Resources

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 … Continue reading

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Legislative Agenda

The 4 R Kids ECI area board is supporting the Association of Early Childhood Iowa Area Boards and Advocates legislative agenda for 2020. AECIAB&A Legislative Agenda Fiscal Year 2021 Legislative Agenda Support a comprehensive and integrated early care, health and education … Continue reading

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Iowa Kids Count Data!

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 … Continue reading

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2-1-1 Counts

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, … Continue reading

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Poverty Guidelines

Below are the new federal poverty guidelines. Federal Poverty Guidelines FY20 Federal Poverty Guidlines FY19 Federal poverty guidelines 18

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Preschool Scholarships Available

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.

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