“Every child, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful.”


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An initiative to empower individuals and their communities to achieve desired results to improve the quality of life for children ages birth to 5 and their families.

  • An initiative to empower individuals and their communities to achieve desired results to improve the quality of life for children ages birth to 5 and their families.

  • “Every child, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful.”



Vision

  • Vision

  • “Our community will assist families in nurturing their children in a safe and supporting environment, which will provide the opportunity in preparing our children for a safe and healthy future.”

  • Mission

  • “To ensure the collaboration within our community that will provide our families with young children the resources and opportunities necessary to have the highest quality of life possible.”



  • Harrison, Monona, Shelby Early Childhood Iowa Priorities

  • Provide a comprehensive program of parent support and education to families with children ages 0 – 5.

  • Increase the availability of affordable quality childcare for all times of the day while improving connections between families and providers.

  • Improve the quality of early childhood care and education through professional development and support to providers.

  • Provide an early childhood education experience to children before entering kindergarten.



Harrison County Shelby County

  • Harrison County Shelby County

  • Jenny Seuntjens - Secretary James Burmeister

  • Mike Bunde Pat Davitt

  • Ron Riley Cindy Burchett – Vice Chair

  • Monona County

  • Anne Livermore

  • Janice Hildreth

  • Amy Maule - Chair



Primary Responsibilities

  • Primary Responsibilities

  • The Harrison, Monona, Shelby Early Childhood (HMS ECI) Board is responsible for the oversight and management of Harrison, Monona, Shelby Early Childhood Iowa funds.

  • Additionally the HMS ECI Board is responsible for leading a community planning process responsible for developing and implementing the community plan to ensure Harrison, Monona, and Shelby County children enter kindergarten ready to learn.

  • A copy of the community plan can be obtained from the HMS ECI Office.



Harrison Monona Shelby

  • Harrison Monona Shelby

  •  Dunlap Blencoe Defiance

  • Logan Castana Earling

  • Little Sioux Mapleton Elk Horn

  • Magnolia Moorhead Harlan

  • Missouri Valley Onawa Irwin

  • Modale Rodney Kirkman

  • Mondamin Soldier Panama

  • Persia Turin Portsmouth

  • Pisgah Ute Shelby

  • Woodbine Whiting Tennant

  • Westphalia



 

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  • Those school districts that work directly with the programs or the

  • Harrison, Monona, Shelby Early Childhood Iowa board are:

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  • Harrison Monona Shelby

  • Boyer Valley CSD MVAO CSD Harlan CSD

  • Logan-Magnolia CSD West Monona CSD IKM – Manning CSD

  • Missouri Valley CSD Whiting CSD Elk Horn-Kimballton

  • West Harrison CSD Charter Oak Ute CSD SCCS (Private School)

  • Woodbine CSD

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  • The remaining schools are only partially in our area or are bordering

  • schools and work closely with the neighboring Early Childhood Iowa

  • areas.



  • Harrison County 14,928

  • Monona County 9,243

  • Shelby County 12,167

  • Total Population 36,338

  • Total Child Population 0 – 17 8,439

  • Total Child Population 0 – 5 2,526



2000

  • 2000

  • Total Population 0-17

  • Harrison 7.1% 8.7%

  • Monona 9.4% 8.9%

  • Shelby 6% 6.4%

  • Iowa 9.1% 11%

  • 2010

  • Total Population 0-17

  • Harrison 10% 14.9%

  • Monona 11% 20%

  • Shelby 10.2% 12.5%

  • Iowa 12.5% 16.2%

  • 2010 Census



  • Child Abuse Victims in Iowa

  • % of abused were children 0 – 5

  • # of children 0-5 abused

  • 2007 2010

  • Harrison 24; 36.9% 37; 55%

  • Monona 15; 46.9% 13; 43%

  • Shelby 23; 51.1% 13; 41.9%

  • Prepared by: Prevent Child Abuse Iowa,

  • www.pcaiowa.org

  • Source: Iowa Dept. of Human Services





Early Childhood Funds to enhance the capacity and quality of child care services to help parents obtain or retain employment. Funds can be distributed in the following areas:

  • Early Childhood Funds to enhance the capacity and quality of child care services to help parents obtain or retain employment. Funds can be distributed in the following areas:

  • Capacity Building

  • Quality Improvement

  • Home or Center Child Care Consultant

  • Child Care Nurse Consultant

  • Provider Training or Professional Development

  • 5% can be used for Administration Costs

  • Total Received for fiscal year 2012 - $33,498



School Ready Funds are utilized to support a comprehensive school ready children plan designed by the HMS ECI area board. Most of the funding is targeted for categorical purposes with specific parameters. Funds can be distributed in the following areas:

  • School Ready Funds are utilized to support a comprehensive school ready children plan designed by the HMS ECI area board. Most of the funding is targeted for categorical purposes with specific parameters. Funds can be distributed in the following areas:

      • Preschool Programming for Low Income Families
      • Family Support Prenatal through Five
      • Quality Improvement Funds
      • Other Funds (General Aid)
      • Administration Cost Up to 3%
  • Total Received for fiscal year 2012 - $316,532





Learning for Life Parent Education and Home Visitation Program

  • Learning for Life Parent Education and Home Visitation Program

  • provides families with young children personalized home visits with a

  • certified parent educator. The parent educator will help the parent(s)

  • give your child the best possible start in life by helping increase

  • confidence and knowledge of child development and parenting skills.

  • For more information about each program please contact the following

  • educators in your county.

  • Harrison County

  • Sherri Webb, Linnea Handbury, or Tabbi Melby (Teen Parent Educator) at (712) 644-2220

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  • Monona County

  • Ann Schmidt or Cristy Wright at (712)433-1773

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  • Shelby County

  • Joan Kloewer, Rhonda Anderson, or Karla Berndt at (712)755-4296



Child Care Nurse Consultant (CCNC) program is designed to improve the health and safety of Iowa’s children while they are enrolled in child care and early education settings. The CCNC works closely with childcare providers, offering health and safety assessments, child record reviews, training, and consultation services through on-site visits, telephone, and email contacts. These services improve the quality of care provided to the families and children participating in care.

  • Child Care Nurse Consultant (CCNC) program is designed to improve the health and safety of Iowa’s children while they are enrolled in child care and early education settings. The CCNC works closely with childcare providers, offering health and safety assessments, child record reviews, training, and consultation services through on-site visits, telephone, and email contacts. These services improve the quality of care provided to the families and children participating in care.

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  • Child Care Nurse Consultant:

  • Lori Hoch at (712)263-3303



Child Care Consultant provides professional and quality consultation and training to local care and education providers in order to enhance and improve the care provided to children ages birth to five years of age.

  • Child Care Consultant provides professional and quality consultation and training to local care and education providers in order to enhance and improve the care provided to children ages birth to five years of age.

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  • Child Care Consultant:

  • Jeanette Linnenburger at (712)322-2621 Ext 20

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Oral Health – ISMILE provides gap-filling direct care services to improve and maintain the oral health status of children in our area. A registered dental hygienist visits all the preschools in the area providing oral hygiene education, oral health screenings, and fluoride varnish applications for all children who return consents to the school.

  • Oral Health – ISMILE provides gap-filling direct care services to improve and maintain the oral health status of children in our area. A registered dental hygienist visits all the preschools in the area providing oral hygiene education, oral health screenings, and fluoride varnish applications for all children who return consents to the school.

  • Oral Health Hygienist:

  • Sharon Davidson at (712) 263-3303



  • Preschool Scholarships Program provides for families with preschool age children (3, 4 and 5) that are not receiving tuition assistance through any other program (i.e. Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program, Shared Visions, Head Start, etc.).  Scholarships will be given on a first come/first served basis and will pay up to $75 for 4 and 5 year olds and up to $100 for 3 year olds (up to 3 days a week of preschool) of the tuition for children that are at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline. Scholarships will be provided to those whose incomes are below 100% of the federal poverty guidelines at 100% for (3 days a week of preschool). Tuition assistance is confidential.

  • More Information Contact:

  • Diane Foss at (712)433-9553



Transportation West Central Community Action collaborates with Southwest Iowa Planning Council to provide transportation for Head Start students in Logan and transfers them to the Woodbine Head Start.

  • Transportation West Central Community Action collaborates with Southwest Iowa Planning Council to provide transportation for Head Start students in Logan and transfers them to the Woodbine Head Start.

  • Early Care and Education Professional Development

  • Professional Development provided by local professionals such as the child care nurse consultant and Area Education Agency educators to provide critical training to improve the quality care for children ages 0 – 5.

  • Preschool Playground Improvement Grants an opportunity to improve the safety of preschools outdoor play environments to expand the learning experience for children. All participants will receive a playground safety assessment and complete a training requirement.









Oral Health (I-SMILE) served 453 children with dental screens

  • Oral Health (I-SMILE) served 453 children with dental screens

  • 36 of those children were referred on for additional treatment or services

  • Child Care Nurse Consultant made 168 visits to Early Child Care and Education providers, assisting them to improve and educate about health and safety issues and to improve the quality of service that was provided to 4,312 children

  • Child Care Consultant made 70 visits to Early Child Care and Education providers, assisting them to improve the quality of service that was provided to 1,079 children.



Child Care Nurse Consultant made 21 visits to 11 different playgrounds that were used by 22 different programs to provide guidance and safety assessment of those playgrounds.

  • Child Care Nurse Consultant made 21 visits to 11 different playgrounds that were used by 22 different programs to provide guidance and safety assessment of those playgrounds.

  • 493 preschool students were using preschool playgrounds that made significant safety improvements in 2011.






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