Iowa Kids Count
The Iowa Kids Count Book is out you can request a hard copy or download the pdf at Iowa Kids Count or call the Child and Family Policy Center at 515-280-9027 and request a hard copy. The Iowa Kids Count Book if full of recent data by county and is a friendly read.
4 R Kids ECI Board Membership
Volunteer opportunities are available for residents of Adair, Dallas, Madison, and Warren counties to serve on the local 4 R Kids Early Childhood Iowa Area Board.
There are currently two board positions open on the thirteen member board. Both positions are open to any citizen who shows care and compassion for early childhood activities and reside or work in Adair and Madison County. You may refer to state ECI State Tool LL for board membership requirements.
The 4 R Kids ECI Area Board is responsible for the early childhood funding that flows in to the four county area of Adair, Dallas, Madison, and Warren from the state of Iowa. Currently the funding supports home visitation, parent education, preschool scholarships, preschool health screenings, preschool professional development, preschool quality improvement, child care quality and service coordination. It is also the responsibility of the 4 R Kids ECI Area Board to encourage collaboration of all early childhood services in our area.
The 4 R Kids ECI Area Board meets 12 times a year on the third Thursday of the month rotating in Adair, Dallas, Madison and Warren County at 6:30 P.M. Board terms are for three years. Current information about the 4 R Kids ECI Area Board can be found at www.4rkids-eci.org.
For more information about volunteering to serve on the 4 R Kids ECI Area Board, contact Executive Director, Debra Schrader or 641-344-2250. Persons may also request a board membership application or you may apply online www.4rkids-eci.org.
Child Care Resource and Referral
While web referrals are available 24/7, parent referral counselors are available to answer questions and complete a more individualized search of the CCR&R provider database. Phone referrals at 1-800-722-7619 ext 3563 or 515-246-3563 are available:
- Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- Fridays 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
- Saturdays 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Parents may also email questions or request a referral list at firstname.lastname@example.org