Early Childhood Resources

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State as well as national resources are given to support the 5 identified result areas set by the Iowa Legislature for Community Empowerment Areas.

The resources are organized by result area: Healthy Children, Children Ready to Succeed in School, Safe & Supportive Communities, Secure & Nurturing Families and Secure & Nurturing Early Learning Environments.

Along with these resources, you can find information that cuts across each of the result areas at the following links:

Annual Reports

Newsletters/ECI Updates


Data - School Readiness, Census, Other



Iowa's Early Childhood Initiatives

ECI Webinars

Early Childhood as an Economic Development Strategy