HAWC Partnerships for Children

Parent Organization: HAWC Partnerships for Children

Location Information

1111 Paine Street, Decorah, IA, USA

Phone 5633824447 | Fax 5633821870

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 38 Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) 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.

In their role, ECI area boards develop a comprehensive community plan that includes data gathered through various assessment processes. This information assists the community in planning, funding, professional development and overall support of early childhood programming in the community.


Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website

Parents as Teachers (PAT) program provides families with child development knowledge, parenting support, and health and wellness activities. This includes early detection of developmental delays and health issues, preventing child abuse and neglect, and contributes to children’s school readiness.


  • Home visits
  • Goal setting
  • Group connections
  • Developmental screenings
  • Resource network
  • Parent education
  • Breastfeeding education
  • Car seat education

Intake Process:

Referrals can be made via email, phone, or in person. Please have name, address, family size, and family income information available.


No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No