Dubuque County Early Childhood

Dubuque County Early Childhood (DCEC) is a nonprofit organization and one of Iowa’s Early Childhood areas. On behalf of families, DCEC is a leader in the county mobilizing community partners and advancing efforts to support healthy and successful children.Here are DCEC’s current priorities for children birth to age five, based on assessing community needs and available resources:

  • Family success skills
  • Learning readiness
  • Safe and secure relationships
  • Healthy physical and mental development