Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) and BooSt Together for Children
Early Childhood Iowa began in 1998 as a statewide initiative to help communities improve the wellbeing and quality of life for children from birth through 5 years of age and their families. In Boone and Story Counties ECI funds are administered by BooSt Together for Children, a not for profit corporation.
BooSt contracts with community agencies and organizations that work to address the needs of children and families throughout Boone and Story Counties.
Targeted priorities for BooSt Together for Children:
1) Healthy Children,
2) Children Ready to Succeed in School,
3) Safe and Supportive Communities,
4) Secure and Nurturing Families, and
5) Secure and Nurturing Child Care Environments.
Local ECI areas receive funding from the State of Iowa.
Funded services include:
Home Visiting Preschool Scholarships
Crisis Care Supports for new parents
Training Nurse Consultants
Mini-Grants Childcare Consultation
BooSt Together for Children is located in the Boone County Community Services Building at 900 W 3rd St, Boone, Iowa 50036. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding state holidays. Feel free to contact us with questions.
Nicole "Nikki" Fischer, Area Director