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 Legislative Agenda

The 4 R Kids ECI Board support the Association of Early Childhood Area Boards and Advocates legislative agenda for FY22. The Association has been proactive in securing needed legislative language change and increased funding for Early Childhood Iowa area boards. … 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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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 FY21 Federal Poverty Guidelines FY20    

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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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