Early Childhood Iowa Area for Boone and Story Counties
Early Childhood Resources


  211 Iowa
Iowa's Information and Referral Database for Health and Human Services.

Before and After School Care

Afterschool.gov offers a "one-stop website connecting the public, and particularly afterschool providers, to federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school time. A great range of resources is included on Afterschool.gov, including issues that face America's youth, and information about starting and operating an afterschool program. Afterschool.gov includes resources from a variety of federal agencies, including a searchable database of federal funding sources."
  National Afterschool Association
The National Afterschool Association (NAA) mission is to be the leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.
  Story County Extension - School Enrichment Resources for Educators
Resources and materials are available for checkout by teachers, day cares, and others involved in before and after school programs.

Children with Special Needs

  American Association of People with Disabilities
The American Association of People with Disabilities is a non-profit, non-partisan, cross-disability organization whose goals are unity, leadership, and impact.
  Beach Center on Disability
The Beach Center's primary purpose is to conduct research to enhance the quality of life of families who have a child with a disability.
  Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
  Federation for Children with Special Needs
The mission of the Federation for Children with Special Needs is to provide information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.
  Learning Disabilities Association
The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national, non-profit organization. Our purpose is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.
  National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.
NCLD provides national leadership in support of children and adults with learning disabilities by offering information, resources, and referral services and much more.
  The Fathers Network
The Fathers Network's mission is to celebrate and support fathers and families raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities. Website resources include articles by dads, and website links to fathering, disabilities, families, health care, and legal issues.
  National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
The National Disemination Center for Children with Disabilities provides information on disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation's special education law; No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.
DisabilityInfo.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities with quick and easy access to the information they need. The site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.


  Early Childhood Iowa - Parents
This web site was created to provide free, objective, accurate early care, health, and education information for families in Iowa. Browse the database for great resources or take a look at the Early Childhood A to Z section for topics such as child care, health and safety, child development, learning to read and write, parenting, pregnancy, and many others.
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