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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.

Legislators in the 4 R Kids Area

Here is a list of legislators that represent Adair, Dallas, Madison, or Warren County. Elected officals in 4 r kids area 1-14-19    

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Stewards of Children Training

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Families First Act Community Meeting

Families First Act Invite Come learn about historic reforms to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care, emphasizes the importance of children growing up in families and helps ensure children are … Continue reading

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Legislative Agenda

  The 4 R Kids Early Childhood Iowa Area board has drafted their FY19 legislative agenda. 2019 Legislative Agenda

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist low income families meet the cost of home heating. Applications are accepted on a first come/first served basis at your local community action agency from November 1 through April … Continue reading

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ALICE Reports -New!

ALICE, Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed, places a spotlight on a large population of hardworking residents who work at low-paying jobs, have little or no savings, and are one emergency away from falling into poverty. The United Way ALICE Report is the … Continue reading

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FY17 Child Abuse Data

The Iowa Departmet of Human Servics has released the most current child abuse data. https://dhs.iowa.gov/reports/child-abuse-statistics Child Abuse Data

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Childhood Trauma – Oprah Winfrey

60 Minutes aired an episode on childhood trauma. Oprah Winfrey declared this one of the most eye opening and life changing stories she has ever done. Watch it here if you missed It.

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Parents in the Workforce Data

The U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-year Estimates (2012-2016) has issued data regarding the perecnt of households with children under age 6 with all parents in the workforce as well as the percent of households with children ages 6 … 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 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 Warren County ISU Extension website or you can click Preschool Scholarships.  

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