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About debraschrader

I am the Executive Director for the 4 R Kids Early Childhood Iowa Area Board. The area that I serve includes Adair, Dallas, Madison, and Warren counties. If you would like more information about early childhood or early childhood services supported by the 4 R Kids ECI Area Board, feel free to contact me.

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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Midwest ACEs Summit, the Psychological Trauma & Juvenile Justice Conference

Iowa ACEs 360 is teaming up with the Trauma Informed Care Project to bring three days of learning about how systems and communities can lead to trauma and how we can respond. You’re invited to attend the Midwest ACEs Summit, … 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.   Here is a list of legislators in Adair, Dallas, Madison and Warren County. Elected Officals in 4 … 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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ACES Online Training

Many of you have heard of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).  There is a free training and accessible to anyone. It has two Modules, each of which takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. You do not need to complete all lessons … 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. The Preschool Scholarships are located on the Iowa State University Extension Dallas County  website.  

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