Local System Development

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Early Childhood Iowa Areas enable local citizens to lead collaborative efforts involving education, health, and human services programs on behalf of children, families and other citizens residing in the area. The focus is to improve results for families with young children, ages 0-5 years.

There are 39 Early Childhood Iowa Areas statewide representing all 99 counties. Each area has a citizen-led board to support activities to promote collaboration and develop systems in the community for young children and their families.

The local board members are citizens or elected officials. Board memberships include representatives from business, faith, consumer, human services, education, and health.

ECIA Directors Meeting Schedule pdf icon

Local ECI Area Map


Local Board Supports

Meeting Materials

Levels of Excellence

Budget Templates

Annual Report Templates

Family Support

State Technical Assistance Team

NGA Project