Mahaska Wapello Early Childhood Iowa

Early Childhood Iowa was founded on the premise that communities and state government can work together to improve the well being of our youngest children. Early Childhood Iowa's efforts unite agencies, organizations and community partners to speak with a shared voice to support, strengthen and meet the needs of all young children and families.

Individuals in local communities working together can identify and implement the best means for attaining desired results. The role of the State is to be a partner to support and facilitate growth in community responsibility; not assume the directive role that the public has come to expect of government.

These financial resources allow local boards to: support home visitation and parent education; create quality improvement activities for child care and preschool providers, including professional development and training; and increase access to preschool experiences for children living in low income families.

The Mahaska Wapello Early Childhood Iowa Board works with providers that serve children ages 0 – 5 years in Mahaska and Wapello Counties.