Education opportunities and resources for
early care and education professionals.
Central Iowa Child Care Provider Receives Highest Quality Rating
Child Care providers have long been aware that the quality of care that they provide to children will impact children’s
ability to be successful in school, get good jobs, and can even prevent them from committing crimes as adolescents
and adults. In a 2001 study it was determined that most child care in Iowa is of mediocre quality. Iowa’s newest Level
5 child care provider believes we need to change that.
MariAnn Borgen has spent the last year taking college classes in order to complete her Child Development Associate
(CDA), during which time her child care program became accredited by the National Association of Family Child Care.
It was her personal goal to achieve the highest QRS level. She states, "There were a few things that I thought I was
not going to be able to do. But then I thought that if these things keep the children in my care the safest, I could do
MariAnn is Pleasant Hill’s first and the state of Iowa’s second provider to achieve the highest level of Iowa’s new Quality
Rating System (QRS). In just six months, more than 130 home-based businesses and another 25 licensed centers in
Iowa have received a rating on a scale of one to five stars. "In any startup voluntary program, you expect participa-
tion to be modest, but we have been pleasantly surprised by the enthusiastic response." said Jody Caswell, the Quality
Rating System project manager for the Iowa Department of Human Services. Caswell was especially surprised that any
program achieved the highest level, which wasn’t expected in the first year.
The following programs and providers were recently awarded QRS Ratings by the Iowa Department of Human
Level 2 Level 3
Jennifer Beckett, Altoona Jodi Ann Dishman, Indianola
Chyenne Clements, West Des Moines Shirley Manual, Des Moines
Diana DeMoss, Pella Level 4
Kristen Fagen, Des Moines Jacqulyn Lee Kopsa, Cumming
Audra Hiebert, Prairie City
Robin Hink, Story City
Jennifer Lemon, Des Moines
Training Opportunities ...........2-10
Julia Moats, Des Moines
New ChildNet Policies..................3
Stacy Reynolds, Des Moines
Influenza Recommendations .12-13
Tanya Rozendaal, Monroe
Scholarship Opportunity ............13
For more information about the Iowa Quality Rating System, New Reimbursement Rates .........17
see page 9 for training classes or contact Emily Way, QRS Specialist, County Information ..............18-19
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-246-3592.
Child Care Information Workshop
If you are thinking about providing child care in your home (or if you’re already providing it), now is the time to attend a FREE Child Care
Information Workshop. We’ll discuss such things as the option of state registration, the federal food program, training opportunities, and
more! Come for prizes, great information and training credit! This workshop is for home child care providers or those individuals thinking
about starting a child care business at home.
Adel: Tuesday, Feb. 6 • 7:00-8:30p • CCR&R of Dallas County, both sessions is required, training credit will not be given
2805 Fairground Rd. • register online or call CCR&R for partial attendance
Ames: Wednesday, Jan. 10 OR Feb. 7 • 7:00-9:00p • Center for Indianola: Tuesday, Jan. 16 OR Monday, Feb. 5 • 6:30-8:30p •
Child Care Resources, 100 University Village • Instructor: Warren County Extension, 909 East Second Ave •
Julie Terry • register online or call CCR&R Instructor:Val Cameron • register online or call CCR&R
Boone: Please call Deborah to schedule an appointment at Marshalltown: Wednesday, Jan. 24 OR Feb. 7 • 6:30-8:30p • Mid Iowa
CCR&R Community Action, 1001 S 18th Ave. • register online or
Dallas Center: Tuesday, March 13 • 7:00-8:30p • Dallas Center Library, call CCR&R
1308 Walnut St. • Instructor: Home Consultant Carolyn Newton: Monday, Jan. 29 OR Feb. 26 • 6:00-8:00p • Jasper County
Meyer • register online or call CCR&R ISU Extension, 550 N 2nd Ave W • register online or call
Des Moines: Saturdays, Jan. 6 & 13 OR Feb. 3 & 10 • 9:00-11:30a • CCR&R
OR Thursdays, March 1 & 8 • 6:30-9:00p • CCR&R at Waukee: Monday, Jan. 15 • 7:00-8:30p • Waukee Public Library,
the Child Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. 950 Warrior Lane • register online or call CCR&R
• register online or call CCR&R • NOTE: attendance at
ChildNet Training Series for Home Providers
• Providers must attend a Child Care Information Workshop prior to the training series.
• Providers must register for an entire series.
Adel Ames Des Moines 1 Des Moines 1I Knoxville Marshalltown Newton
Mondays Thursdays Thursdays Tuesdays Thursdays Saturdays Var. Days
Module Title Inst: Prunty Inst: Atkinson Inst: Bormann Inst:Tapscott Inst: Mahoney Inst: Brassfield Inst: Brassfield
1 A More Professional You Jan. 29 Feb. 8 Feb. 15 Jan. 16 Feb. 8 Jan. 27 Jan. 25
2 Creative Learning Spaces Feb. 5 Feb. 15 Feb. 22 Jan. 23 Feb. 15 Jan. 27 Feb. 1
3 The Growing Child Feb. 12 Feb. 22 March 1 Jan. 30 Feb. 22 Feb. 10 Feb. 8
4 Activities for Early Learning Feb. 19 March 1 March 8 Feb. 6 March 1 Feb. 10 Feb. 17
5 Keeping the Peace Feb. 26 March 8 March 22 Feb. 13 March 8 March 3 Feb. 17
6 It’s Your Business March 5 March 22 March 29 Feb. 20 March 15 March 3 Feb. 24
7 Reducing the Health Risks March 12 March 29 April 5 Feb. 27 April 18 March 6 Feb. 24
8 What’s Cooking? March 19 April 5 April 12 March 6 March 29 March 10 March 1
9 We All Belong March 26 April 12 April 19 March 13 April 5 March 10 March 6
10 Invest in Yourself April 2 April 19 May 3 March 20 April 12 March 17 March 13
Adel: 6:30-9:00p • First Christian Church, 218 N 9th St • register online or call CCR&R
Ames: 6:30-9:00p • Center for Child Care Resources, 100 University Village • register online or call CCR&R
Des Moines I & 11: 6:30-9:00p • CCR&R at the Child Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. • $10 fee • register online or call CCR&R
Knoxville: 6:00-8:30p • Celebrate Community Church, 1005 N Lincoln • register online or call CCR&R
Marshalltown: 9:00a-2:00p (Saturday classes), 6:30-9:00p (March 6 only) • Mid Iowa Community Action, 1001 S 18th Ave. • register online
or call CCR&R
Newton: 6:30-9:00p (Weekdays), 9:00a-2:30p (Saturdays) • Newton DMACC, 600 N 2nd Ave W • register online or call CCR&R
2 Register online at www.centraliowachildcare.org or call your local CCR&R office - numbers listed on the back
New Statewide ChildNet Certification Policies
Achieving ChildNet Certification is an important step • Documentation of liability insurance coverage
for Child Development Home Providers participating in • Written contracts and policies
Iowa’s Quality Rating System (QRS) for child care pro- • Long and short term professional development
grams. ChildNet Certification is a requirement for Level goals
2 of the QRS for Child Development Home providers. Upon completion of the above items, the Child
Statewide ChildNet Certification policies were approved Development Home provider must complete an onsite
by the Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral system and certification visit with designated CCR&R staff.
implemented in October 2006. These policies ensure CCR&R staff will personally observe and document
that ChildNet Certification is consistent statewide and 100% compliance with items on both the DHS Child
that providers in all 99 counties in Iowa have achieved Development Home Provider Checklist and the Iowa
the same level of quality. CCR&R ChildNet Certification Checklist.
Child Development Home Providers must meet all If the provider is not 100% compliant with all require-
ChildNet Certification eligibility requirements ments, CCR&R staff will assist the provider in develop-
(both providers in a Category C Child ing an individualized written ChildNet Certification
Development Home) including: Action Plan to reach 100% compliance.
• Completion of all ten ChildNet modules within a Upon achieving 100% compliance, a ChildNet
consecutive 12 month period Agreement will be signed by the Child Development
• Holding a current registration as a Child Home Provider and designated CCR&R staff. ChildNet
Development Home Provider from the Iowa Certification is good for a two year period corresponding
Department of Human Services with the provider’s registration expiration date.
• Actively participating To become re-certified, the
with the Child and Adult The following home child care providers provider must complete 16
Care Food Program have achieved ChildNet Certification. hours of training a year and be
• Currently caring for chil- Congratulations! 100% compliant with all
dren other than their ChildNet requirements (both
Tena Purvis, Granger
own providers in a Category C Child
Nia Baird, Waukee
The provider will need to Development Home).
provide all necessary doc- For more information about becoming a
ChildNet training may not be
umentation including: ChildNet Certified provider, call your local retaken for training credit within
• Training certificates for CCR&R office. a five year period, unless part of
all hours completed a certification or re-certification
• Training certificates or documentation of up to date action plan.
CPR, First Aid and Mandatory Child Abuse
For a complete list of the Iowa CCR&R ChildNet poli-
cies or if you have questions, please contact your local
child care home consultant.
Welcome to Child Care Training Series for Child Care Center Teaching Staff
Welcome to Child Care is a 5-part training series for child care center teaching staff. The series gives new child care center staff an excel-
lent introduction to the child care center classroom and/or offers long-term child care center staff a great refresher to the child care center
environment and best practices.
Becoming an ECE Professional Feb. 17 Reducing Health Risks Feb. 24
Welcome to Your Classroom Feb. 17 Understanding & Guiding Children Feb. 24
A Safe Place for Children Feb. 17
Newton: Saturdays • 9:00a-3:30p (Feb. 17) 9:00a-1:30p (Feb. 24) • ISU Extension, Jasper County, 550 N 2nd Ave W • Instructor: Janice Price,
Teacher, Peck Child Development Ctr. • register online or call CCR&R
PITC Module One: Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization
This PITC training module consists of five, 2-hour lessons on the social, emotional growth of infants and toddlers and the socialization
Getting In Tune with Infants & Toddlers Feb. 6 Understanding Children’s Behavior Feb. 27
Temperaments Feb. 13 Guidance & Discipline March 6
Social-Emotional Milestones & Responsive Caregiving Feb. 20
Des Moines: Tuesdays • 7:00-9:00p • DMACC Urban Campus Bldg 2, Rm 209, 1100 7th St. • $5 fee • Instructor: Early Childhood Educator Tammy
Bormann • register online or call CCR&R
PITC Module Four: Culture, Family & Providers
An infant is developing a sense of who he is, where he comes from and how he is valued. Family is the most important influence in a
child's life. Providers must negotiate with parents when making decisions respecting values, cultural perspectives, and language, to form a
partnership that supports the child.
Des Moines 1 Des Moines 11 Waukee
Thursdays Mondays Tuesdays
Culture, Family & Provider Jan. 4 Jan. 8 Jan. 2
Protective Urges Jan. 11 Jan. 22 Jan. 9
Harmonizing Cultural Diversity Jan. 18 Jan. 29 Jan. 16
Culturally Sensitive Response Jan. 25 Feb. 5 Jan. 23
Responsive Home Visitation Feb. 1 Feb. 12 Jan. 30
Des Moines 1: 6:00-8:00p • Des Moines Library, South Side Branch, 1111 Porter • $5 fee • Instructor: Early Childhood Educator Rafaela Vidal • register
online or call CCR&R
Des Moines 11: 6:30-8:30p • CCR&R at the Child Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. • $5 fee • Instructor: PITC Certified Trainer, Carrie
Trujillo • register online or call CCR&R
Waukee: 6:30-8:30p • Waukee Head Start/Best Start, 540 Walnut • $5 fee • Instructor:Tammy Bormann • register online or call CCR&R
PITC Module Five: Beginning Together
Beginning Together is the fifth module of the Program for Infant/Toddler Caregiver training series (PITC). There are five, 2-hour sessions
in the series. Plan to register for and attend all sessions of the series.
Attitudes, Access and Inclusion Feb. 19 Building Relationships March 12
When Concerns Arise, Part 1 Feb. 26 Inclusive Group Care March 19
When Concerns Arise, Part 2 March 5
Des Moines: Mondays • 6:30-8:30p • CCR&R at the Child Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. • $5 fee • Instructor: Certified PITC Trainer
Dorothy Lifka • register online or call CCR&R
ECERS: Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale for Preschool Classrooms
In this eight-hour series, teachers and administrators working with preschool age children will learn about the ECERS and how to use it
for self-assessment of their program. Participants will evaluate their own programs and begin to create an action plan to make quality
changes. Plan to attend one full series in order to receive ISUE/QRS credit. No make up sessions will be offered for missed classes in a
series. If you miss a class, you will be required to enroll in and complete another full (4 session) series.
Iowa Falls: March 1, 8, 15 & 22 • 6:30-8:30p • Center for Child Care Resources, 5031/2 Washington Ave. • Instructor: ISU Extension Cheryl Clark •
register online or call CCR&R
4 Register online at www.centraliowachildcare.org or call your local CCR&R office - numbers listed on the back
FDCRS: Family Day Care Environment Rating Scale Series
Learn about the Family Day Care Rating Scale (FDCRS) and how to use it for self-assessment of your child care program. The FDCRS
identifies quality in child care settings; home providers will evaluate their own programs and begin to create an action plan to make
quality changes in their child care environments. This series is intended for child development home/family child care home owners and
operators. CCR&R will give certificates for attendance at each class, however to receive ISU Extension Training Credit and QRS points you
must attend one full series. No make up sessions will be offered for missed classes in a series. If you miss a class, you will be required to
enroll in and complete another full (4 session) series.
Boone Des Moines Iowa Falls
Tuesdays Mondays Mondays
Beginning with FDCRS Feb. 6 Jan. 29 Jan. 15
Speaking the Language of FDCRS Feb. 13 Feb. 5 Jan. 22
Practice with a Purpose Feb. 27 Feb. 12 Jan. 29
Making FDCRS Work for Me March 6 Feb. 26 Feb. 5
Boone: 6:30-8:30p • Boone County Extension Office, 603 Story St. • Instructor: Sharon Mays • register online or call CCR&R
Des Moines: 6:30-8:30p • ISU Extension Office, 5201 NE 14th • Instructor: Sharon Mays, Family Life Field Specialist, ISU Extension • register online or
Iowa Falls: 6:30-8:30p • Center for Child Care Resources, 503 1/2 Washington Ave. • register online or call CCR&R
First Aid/CPR Marshalltown: American Red Cross CPR/First Aid • Saturday, Feb. 3 •
8:30a-4:30p • Mid Iowa Community Action, 1001 S 18th
CPR/First Aid training for child care providers must include infant, Ave. • $10 fee* • Instructor: Allison Vaughn, CCR&R
child and adult care practices. Coordinator • register online or call CCR&R • *This train-
Boone: Adult, Infant, Child CPR and First Aid • Tuesday, Jan 9 OR ing is provided as a courtesy for MARSHALL COUNTY
Feb. 20 • 5:30p • Boone County Hospital, 1015 Union St. child care providers. If you are out of the county, please
• $50 fee • register by calling Lou Greco at 433-8190 or call to be placed on the wait list. Payment must be
230-2767 received to hold your spot.
Dallas County: To meet your training requirement for CPR/First Aid you Newton: Infant, Child & Adult CPR • Monday, Jan. 22 • 6:30-9:30p
may contact one of the following vendors or utilize other • Newton DMACC, 600 N 2nd Ave W • $20 fee payable
resources in the community: Dallas County Hospital, at the door • Instructor: American Red Cross Health &
Perry: call Kathy 465-3547 • American Red Cross: 243- Safety Director Ann Bresler • register online or call
6304 or www.iowa.org/redcross • Mercy: 243-2584 or CCR&R
www.mercydesmoines.org Newton: First Aid • Monday, Feb. 19 • 6:30-8:30p • Newton
Des Moines: In order to meet your training requirement for CPR/First DMACC, 600 N 2nd Ave W • $10 fee, payable at the
Aid, you may contact one of the following vendors or uti- door • Instructor: Health & Safety Director at American
lize other resources within the community: American Red Cross, Ann Bresler • register online or call CCR&R
Red Cross: 515-246-6304 • Mercy School of Emergency Story County: Registered providers and licensed center staff active on
Medical Services: 515-243-2584 ext. 3 • West Des our database may call the CCR office to find out dates
Moines Emergency Services: 515-222-3652 • Iowa for upcoming CPR/FA classes. Non-registered providers or
Health - Des Moines Wellness Services: 515-241-5061 any providers that need other date options may contact
Indianola: American Red Cross CPR/First Aid • Saturday, Jan. 20 OR American Red Cross at 515-232-5104 or utilize other
Feb. 17 • 9:00a-5:00p • Warren County Extension, 909 resources within the community.
East Second Ave. • register online or call CCR&R
Iowa Falls: CPR & First Aid • Tuesdays, Jan. 9, 16 & 23 • 6:00p • Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting
Ellsworth Municipal Hospital • $25 fee • to register, call
Julie Carolus, 641-648-7014
Participants who complete approved training will be certified with
the Iowa Department of Human Services for five years.
Marshalltown: American Red Cross CPR/First Aid • Saturday, Jan. 6 OR
Feb. 3 • 9:00a-5:00p • Fisher Community Center, 709 Boone: Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 6:30-8:30p • Boone Senior High
Center St. • $35 fee • Instructor: Ann Bresler, Iowa Rivers School, 500 7th St. • $5 fee • Instructor: Sally Clausen •
Chapter, American Red Cross • register by calling Red register online or call CCR&R
Cross at 641-753-3317 Des Moines: Tuesday, Feb. 6 • 6:30-8:30p • Iowa Methodist Medical
Center,Virginia Thompson Auditorium • $5 fee •
Instructor: Iowa Department of Human Services Kimberly
Groves • register online or call CCR&R
Register online at www.centraliowachildcare.org or call your local CCR&R office - numbers listed on the back 5
Gilbert: Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 6:30-8:30p • $5 fee • Gilbert Protecting Your Loved Ones: Emergency and
High School, 103 Mathews Dr. • Instructor: Sally Clausen
• Handouts for the class are available at the following
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness
website: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/hcci/events.asp Please This in-service will give child care providers the tools needed to
print and bring them with you • register online or call protect themselves, their families, and the children they care for
CCR&R against a pandemic influenza outbreak. Gain a better
Grimes: Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 6:30-8:30p • Dallas understanding of disaster preparedness activities to implement in
Center/Grimes High School, 3353 240th St. • $5 fee • your own home. Receive resources to share with the parents of the
register online or call CCR&R children in your care. All pre-registered participants will receive
Indianola: Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 6:30-8:30p • Administrative a packet of materials and two will win an extensive pandemic
Building, 1304 East Second Ave. • $5 fee • register online
preparedness kit. Door prizes!
or call CCR&R
Adel: Wednesday, Jan. 24 OR Tuesday, Feb. 13 • 6:30-8:30p •
Marshalltown: Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 6:30-8:30p • Iowa Valley Continuing
CCR&R of Dallas County, 28059 Fairground Road •
Education, 3702 S Center St. • $5 fee • register online or
$5 fee • Instructor: Steph Goodrich, Dallas County Public
Health Nursing • register online or call CCR&R
Newton: Wednesday, Feb. 21 • 6:30-8:30p • Newton High School,
E 4th St. S • $5 fee, payable at the door • Instructor:
Play With Your Food! Nutrition Activities for Kids
Sally Clausen • register online or call CCR&R Looking for new ways to prepare old "favorites"? Looking for a
West DM: Thursday, Jan. 11 • 6:30-8:30p • Shepherd of the Valley way to incorporate FUN food activities and nutrition into your
Church, 3900 Ashworth Road • $5 fee • Instructor: Iowa program? Well, join us for some hands-on preparing and
Department of Human Services Kimberly Groves • sampling, lots of handouts, and recipes! This training will meet
register online or call CCR&R your nutrition training requirement for the food program.
Newton: Tuesday, Jan. 23 • 6:30-8:30p • Skiff Medical Center
Universal Precautions/Exposure (Lower Inservice Room), 204 N 4th Ave. E • Instructor:
Deborah Wineinger, Child Care Resource & Referral •
Control Planning (ICN Course) register online or call CCR&R
Tuesday, Jan. 9 • 6:30-8:00p • Instructor: Sally Clausen • register
online or call CCR&R
Nutrition and Fitness: Get Children Involved
Ames: Lagomarcino N147, Stange Rd. and Pammel Dr., Iowa
Learn the latest research on child obesity and the important role
State Campus • $5 fee child care professionals play in establishing and maintaining the
Boone: Ericson Public Library, 702 Greene St. • $5 fee
health of children in your care. This training will not only inform
you but will assist you in translating research into practical
Des Moines: Hoover High School, 4800 Aurora • $5 fee
application through activity ideas and recipes that will ensure
Grimes: Dallas Center-Grimes High School, 3353 240th St.
children are learning to make good choices in living a healthy,
• $5 fee
Knoxville: Knoxville High School, 1811 W Madison • $5 fee
Des Moines: Monday, Jan. 22 • 6:30-8:30p • CCR&R at the Child
Marshalltown: Iowa Valley Continuing Education, 3702 S Center St.
Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. • $5 fee
• $5 fee
• Instructor: Certified TEAM Nutrition Trainer, Jeannie Rist
Newton: Newton DMACC, 600 N 2nd Ave W • $5 fee payable at • register online or call CCR&R
Winterset: Winterset ICN Room, 624 W Husky Dr. • $5 fee
Is it abnormal or is it part of learning and curiosity? What is
typical behavior and what behavior warrants interventions or
Health, Safety & Nutrition referrals? Join this class to discuss the sexual development of
children and learn how to respond to children's sexual behaviors
Oral Health and Child Care and questions to promote healthy development. Discuss the
An oral hygienist will present information on the importance of crucial components of nurturing healthy sexual development to
teeth brushing in child care and other educational topics about protect children from sexual abuse and cover the vital relationship
dental care and children. between healthy sexuality and prevention of abuse.
Iowa Falls: Tuesday, Jan. 23 • 6:30-8:30p • Center for Child Care
Des Moines: Thursday, Jan. 25 • 6:30-8:30p • Mercy East Wing,
Resources, 503 1/2 Washington Ave. • $5 fee •
Conference Room 1, 606 University Ave. • $5 fee •
Instructor: Paula Feltner, Oral Hygienist • register online
Instructor: Gina Canton, Early Childhood Mental Health
or call CCR&R
Therapist • register online or call CCR&R
6 Register online at www.centraliowachildcare.org or call your local CCR&R office - numbers listed on the back
Snack Ideas for Children Get Active! Get Fit!
Does the idea of involving children in cooking activities sound like Join this hands-on workshop for new ideas on how to get children
fun? Everyone loves to eat something they've created, so do (and yourself) moving. Research shows that one of the keys to a
children. In this hands-on training, learn how to prepare healthy healthy life is being active. Research also shows that many
snacks with children that they will enjoy eating. Bring your children (and adults) aren't active enough day-to-day.
favorite snack idea or recipe for review and swap with other child Des Moines: Saturday, March 3 • 9:00-11:00a • CCR&R at the Child
care professionals. Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. • $5 fee
Des Moines: Monday, Feb. 5 • 6:30-8:30p • CCR&R at the Child • Instructor: Certified TEAM Nutrition Trainer, Jeannie Rist
Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. • $5 fee • register online or call CCR&R
• Instructor: Jeannie Rist, Certified TEAM Nutrition Trainer
• register online or call CCR&R Fighting Children's Obesity through Active Planning
The percentage of children in this country who are overweight has
ABC's of Good Nutrition doubled in the last ten years. Keeping children active is one way to
Learn how to provide healthier food choices and menu options in help fight childhood obesity. Learn great active play ideas for
your child care program. Topics of discussion include: 1) Menu keeping children moving indoors and out. Participants will analyze
planning - including healthy recipes and snacks, 2) Special diets - the active time you have planned for children each day and identify
including common food allergies, and 3) Food safety - including changes that will enhance children's active times. Practical
preparation and storage of food, age-appropriate foods, feeding activities will be shared to take and use in child care settings.
issues and choking hazards. Des Moines: Monday, March 5 • 6:30-8:30p • ISU Extension Office,
Des Moines: Thursday, Feb. 8 • 6:30-8:30p • Mercy East Wing, 5201 NE 14th • $5 fee • Instructor: Susan B. Klein,
Conference Room 1, 606 University Ave. • $5 fee • Nutrition/Health Field Life Specialist, ISU Extension • reg-
Instructors: Mercy Pediatric Dieticians, Janette Howard & ister online or call CCR&R
Stefanie Bovee • register online or call CCR&R
Should I be Giving Medications?
The Best Care: Tasty Temptations To Chase Away Interactive discussions on the correct procedures for giving
Winter Blahs medications. Documentation and safe administration practices
Do the gray days of winter leave you feeling less creative, will be reviewed. Providers involved in the QRS will not want to
motivated, and energetic than usual? Join Matt & Denise's class miss this one!
and explore tempting, tasty ways to spice up nutrition and cooking Marshalltown: Tuesday, Feb. 27 • 7:00-9:00p • Mid Iowa Community
activities you do with the children in your care. This hands-on Action, 1001 S 18th Ave. • Instructor: Helen McKay
training will offer healthy nutrition activity ideas and recipes. • register online or call CCR&R
Des Moines: Thursday, Feb. 22 • 6:30-8:30p • CCR&R at the Child
Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. • $5 fee Fit 4 Kids
• Instructors: Early Childhood Educators Matt and Denise Fit 4 Kids is a starting point for the Fit 4 Kids Winter Workout
Tapscott • register online or call CCR&R program. This workshop will discuss how child care providers
will be involved in the program and how to encourage a healthy
Chemicals in Care Settings, Keep It Safe lifestyle in their child care program.
This 2-session series will assist child care professionals in deciding Knoxville: Saturday, Jan. 13 • 9:00-11:00a • Knoxville Recreation
when chemicals are necessary to tackle the job at hand. Learn the Center, 800 S Park Ln. • Instructor: Knoxville Department
best choices for child care settings. Explore proper selection, use, of Recreation Staff • register online or call CCR&R
storage, and elimination of chemicals and pesticides and the Pella: Saturday, Jan. 20 • 9:00-11:00a • Works System Rehab
proper personal protective equipment you need when using certain and Fitness, 308 SE 9th St. • Instructor: Physical Trainer
chemicals. Resources specific to child care will be shared Shane Scholten • register online or call CCR&R
including information from the Iowa Department of Public Health,
the State Poison Prevention Center, Iowa State University Extension, Learning Experiences & Environment
and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Des Moines: Wednesdays, Feb. 21 & 28 • 6:30-8:30p • CCR&R at
IPTV Provider Book Club
the Child Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. These workshops are designed for early childhood professionals
• $5 fee • Instructor: Sara Colboth, Health Educator, Iowa who teach or care for children ages 3-5. Must attend all sessions.
Department of Public Health • register online or call Books will be guaranteed to the first 10 registered providers.
Pella: Remaining dates include: Mondays, Jan. 15, Feb. 19,
March 19, April 16, May 21 • 6:30-8:00p • Crossroads
of Pella, 712 Union • Instructor: Patricia Fitch, Early
Childhood Educator • register online or call CCR&R
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Introduction to Baby Signs Open a Book, Crank Up the Music & Let's Move
Trying to communicate without words can be very frustrating! The This training is for the Mid-Iowa Family Day Care Association,
BABY SIGNS ® Program gives caregivers the ability to identify non-members must pay $10 to attend.
needs, wants and feelings of children before they have developed Marshalltown: Monday, Jan. 8 • 7:00-9:00p • Mid Iowa Community
the motor skills necessary for verbal communication! Come for an Action, 1001 S 18th Ave. • $10 fee for non-association
introduction to baby signs and learn the positive effects of teaching members • Instructor: Cathy Hockaday • register online
infants to communicate with signs before they can talk. or call CCR&R
Adel: Tuesday, Feb. 27 • 6:30-8:30p • CCR&R of Dallas County,
28059 Fairground Rd. • $5 fee • Instructor: Early
How to Help a Grieving Child
Childhood Educator, Sara Deppe • register online or call The purpose of the seminar is to provide research-based
CCR&R information on the developmental stages of grief and loss in
Norwalk: Monday, Feb. 19 • 6:45-8:15p • Norwalk Christian children, and to present effective practices and strategies that early
Church, 701 Main St. • Kidz Kare meeting • register childhood professionals and parents can use with children
online or call CCR&R experiencing grief and loss.
Ames: Tuesday, Feb. 27 • 6:00-9:00p • Location TBD •
Child Growth & Development Instructor: Sasha Mudlaff, Psychologist • call 319-404-
0272 or email email@example.com to register
Why Does My Kid Do What S/He Does and What Can
I Do About It? Infant Toddler Seminar
This one-day seminar offers 7 hours of training on issues specific
We will explore why kids do what they do (function of behavior)
to caring for infants and toddlers. Sessions include: Babies and
and how to design interventions to discourage annoying behavior
Books, It’s Mine! (infant/toddler guidance) and more. Registration
and encourage positive behavior. We will talk about simple data
fee of $15 includes all sessions, lunch and snack.
collection, how to observe kids, and how to make sure what we do
helps the problem instead of making it worse. Ames: Saturday, Jan. 13 • 9:30a–4:30p • Mary Greeley Medical
Center, Conference Rooms A and B • $15 fee • to register
Marshalltown: Tuesday, Jan. 30 • 6:30-8:30p • Mid Iowa Community or for more details, call the Center for Child Care
Action, 1001 S 18th Ave. • Instructor: Carol Bottom, Resources at 294-8833 or 800-437-8599
AEA 267, Behavior Resource Team • register online or
School Age Care: Back to the Basics Training Series
School age programming offers unique challenges and rewards.
Interactions with Children This 8-hour series is for professionals who work with school age
children and their families.
No More Mad for Me Training Series Indianola: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan. 30, Feb. 1, 6, & 8 • 7:00-9:00p •
Do you often wonder what you can do to help the children in your Emerson Elementary Media Center, 1109 E Euclid •
care deal with their feelings in a safe and appropriate way? This 5- Instructor: Kim Post • register online or call CCR&R
session, 10-hour series will allow you to explore and develop skills
that will help you bring out the best behavior in young children Professional Development
(and find solutions for challenging behavior) through observation,
modeling, activities and children's literature. PLEASE BRING a The Benefits of T.E.A.C.H.
simple diagram of your play space (classroom for center staff, main Ever consider going back to college? Come and learn how
play space for home providers) and a copy of your daily schedule. registered home providers and licensed center staff can access
Altoona: Tuesdays, Jan 9 & 30, Feb. 6 & 20, March 6 • 6:30-8:30p college credit education, CDA credentials, and other professional
• Altoona Public Library, 700 8th St. SE • $5 fee • development opportunities through the IOWA T.E.A.C.H.
Instructor: Stephanie Smith, Iowa Certified Early Childhood
programs. We'll share how this project can help you be the best
Special Education Instructor • register online or call
CCR&R you can be!
Ames: Monday, Feb. 19 • 6:30-8:00p • Center for Child Care
Happiest Baby on the Block Resources, 100 University Village • Instructor: Stacie
Steveson,T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA Counseling
This class is designed to teach any caregiver how to transform the Specialist • register online or call CCR&R
fussiest baby to into the Happiest Baby on the Block. Learn such
methods as the Calming Reflex and the 5 S's. How to Stay Wired
Pella: Monday, Jan. 15 • 7:00-9:00p • Crossroads of Pella, 712 Some internet resources activities and food program concepts
Union • Instructor: Pam Bettger, Parent Educator with
covered. This training is for the Mid-Iowa Family Day Care
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa • register online or call CCR&R
8 Register online at www.centraliowachildcare.org or call your local CCR&R office - numbers listed on the back
Association, non-members must pay $10.00 to attend. Boone: Thursday, Feb. 22 • 6:30-8:00p • Boone County Hospital,
West Conference room, 1015 Union St. • Instructor: Emily
Marshalltown: Monday, Feb. 5 • 7:00-9:00p • Mid Iowa Community
(Way) Brott, Regional QRS Specialist • register online or
Action, 1001 S 18th Ave. • $10 fee for non-association
members • register online or call CCR&R
Des Moines: Tuesday, Jan. 2 OR Feb. 6 • 6:30-8:00p • CCR&R at the
Child Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. •
Program Management register online or call CCR&R
Indianola: Tuesday, Feb. 6 • 6:30-8:00p • Warren County CCRR,
Iowa Quality Rating System - Informational Meeting 909 East Second Ave. • Instructor: Emily Way, Regional
The QRS is a new voluntary opportunity for child care providers in QRS Specialist • register online or call CCR&R
Iowa. This tool will help providers advance professionally, educate Newton: Tuesday, March 6 • 6:30-8:00p • ISU Extension, Jasper
parents and the community about characteristics of quality, and County, 550 N 2nd Ave.W • register online or call CCR&R
ultimately improve the quality of care for our youngest Iowans.
Adel: Thursday, Jan. 18 • 6:30-8:30p • CCR&R of Dallas Business Contracts for Home Providers
County, 28059 Fairground Road • Instructor: Emily Way, The way you conduct your business results in your success or
Regional QRS Specialist, CCR&R of Central Iowa • regis- failure as a home child care business owner and operator. This
ter online or call CCR&R
workshop will give you practical information for developing a
Ames: Wednesday, Jan. 31 • 6:30-8:00p • Center for Child Care child care home business contract as well as definition and
Resources, 100 University Village • Instructor: Emily Way,
QRS Regional Specialist • register online or call CCR&R
guidance in developing policies and procedures.
Pleasant Hill: Monday, Jan. 8 • 6:00-8:00p • Pleasant Hill Library, 5151
Boone: Tuesday, Jan. 30 • 6:30-8:00p • Boone County Hospital, Maple Dr. • $5 fee • Instructor: CCR&R Home
West Conference room, 1015 Union St. • Instructor: Emily Consultant, Jeannie Rist • register online or call CCR&R
(Way) Brott, Regional QRS Specialist • register online or
call CCR&R Ankeny: Monday, Feb. 12 • 6:30-8:30p • Casey's General Store
Child Development Center, 1 SE Convenience Blvd. • $5
Des Moines: Tuesday, Jan. 9 • 6:30-8:00p • CCR&R at the Child fee • Instructor: CCR&R Home Consultant, Jeannie Rist •
Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. • $5 fee register online or call CCR&R
• Instructor: Emily Way, Regional QRS Specialist • register
online or call CCR&R Liability Information for Child Care Home Providers
Indianola: Thursday, Jan. 25 • 6:30-8:00p • Warren County CCR&R, Protection from liability is an important topic for child
909 East Second Ave. • Instructor: Emily Way, Regional development home care providers. Join State Farm Insurance
QRS Specialist • register online or call CCR&R
Agents, Matt Cale and Ben Buenzow, as they present information
Newton: Tuesday, Feb. 13 • 6:30-8:00p • Newton DMACC, 600 N about liability responsibilities in the child care home as well as
2nd Ave W • Instructor: Emily (Way) Brott, Regional QRS information you need to know when considering liability
Specialist • register online or call CCR&R
insurance for your child care home.
Winterset: Tuesday, Jan. 23 • 6:30-8:00p • Winterset Library • regis- Des Moines: Tuesday, Jan. 9 OR Thursday, Feb. 8 • 6:30-8:30p •
ter online or call CCR&R CCR&R at the Child Guidance Center (Orchard Place),
808 5th Ave. • $5 fee • Instructors: Ben Buenzow & Matt
QRS: Quality Rating System Application Workshop Cale, State Farm Insurance • register online or call
This workshop is intended for providers who have an Iowa Quality CCR&R
Rating System (QRS) application and would like assistance filling it
out. Ask questions and receive assistance with forms directly from Organizing Child Development Home Business
Emily Way, Central Iowa CCR&R Quality Rating System Specialist. Records for TAXES
If you have not yet requested an application, but are interested in Organizing your home child care business records can be a
learning more about QRS, call Emily at 515-246-3592. No training challenge. This 2-part series will help you understand what
credit will be awarded for attending this session. records to keep and how to keep records so you are ready to file
Adel: Thursday, Feb. 15 • 6:30-8:00p • CCR&R of Dallas your taxes. Participants must register for and attend both sessions
County, 28059 Fairground Road • Instructor: Emily Way to receive training credit. Credit for partial attendance will not be
Regional QRS Specialist, CCR&R of Central Iowa • regis- awarded. Participants will receive a child care home business kit,
ter online or call CCR&R helpful for organizing business records, valued at $80. If you have
Ames: Wednesday, Feb. 28 • 6:30-8:00p • Center for Child Care been using the "Calendar Keeper" to prepare for taxes, please bring
Resources, 100 University Village • Instructor: Emily Way, it to class.
QRS Regional Specialist • register online or call CCR&R
Des Moines: Tuesdays, Jan. 16 & 23 • 6:30-8:30p • CCR&R at the
Child Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 Fifth Ave. •
$5 fee • Instructor: Roger Wisecup, CPA • register online
or call CCR&R
Register online at www.centraliowachildcare.org or call your local CCR&R office - numbers listed on the back 9
Basic Recordkeeping and Taxes - Kidz Kare Meeting members, parents, grandparents, guardians, and foster parents.
Rod Davis, CPA, will be discussing basic recordkeeping and key tax Ankeny: Thursday, Jan. 25 • 6:30-8:30p • Casey's General Store
issues for family child care providers. Child Development Center, 1 SE Convenience Blvd. • $5
fee • Instructors: Early Childhood Educators Matt and
Norwalk: Monday, Jan. 15 • 6:45-8:15p • Norwalk Christian Denise Tapscott • register online or call CCR&R
Church, 701 Main St. • register online or call CCR&R
BRIDGES: Classroom Management Training Series Conferences
This series will focus on developing relationships with children, The 2007 Iowa Family Child Care Association (IFCCA) Spring
looking at the setting for ways to prevent misbehavior, strategies Child Care Conference will be held March 24 at the Long Branch
that will decrease the likelihood of problem behaviors, and ways to Motor Inn and Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. Fees for the
deal with individual children who may need a more intensive plan. conference are:
Each session builds on the other. After discussing essential skills $30.00 for IFCCA members before March 14, $40.00 after March 14
that infants and young children need to learn to get along with $40.00 for non-members before March 14, $50.00 after March 14
others, specific strategies and ideas will be provided. Resources
IFCCA membership is $25.00 per year
and opportunities to brainstorm will also be provided.
Conference includes 5 hrs of training, continental breakfast and full
Knoxville: Mondays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, & 19 • 6:30-8:30p • East
Elementary, 614 E Washington • Instructor: Special Education lunch.
Teacher, Michelle Bishop • register online or call CCR&R Visit the IFCCA Web Site for more information:
Families & Communities Iowa Parent-Educator Connection Early Childhood Conference
February 26 & 27, Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa
Communicating Across Cultures Fee: $32
Participants will look at how values are developed and how they for more information, visit www.aea11.k12.ia.us/pareduc/
impact interactions with others. They will have the opportunity to
explore their own values and reflect on how they impact their
decisions, actions, and relationships. We will also look at rearing Resources for Continued
practices and beliefs that may affect their work with children.
Marshalltown: Wednesday, Jan. 24 • 6:30-8:30p • Mid Iowa Community
Action, 1001 S 18th Ave. • Instructor: Irlanda Helgen,
Songs and Signs
Early Childhood Specialist, AEA 267 • register online or
call CCR&R www.SongsandSigns.com
Parents and Providers in Partnership: Developing Two-hour Signing Smart™ Child Care Provider
Relationships with Families that Serve the Provider Workshops teach classroom-friendly ASL signs and
as Well as the Parent/Family the strategies to begin using them with hearing
Our child care businesses will be most successful when the families infants and toddlers in a group setting. Workshops
we care for feel “In Partnership” with providers! Providers must will do more than motivate teachers to want to use
communicate clearly to parent customers what it is we do and why signs, it will give them the tools and strategies to
and that there are two important components to this work: make signing simple! The workshop will also discuss
Program aspects (meeting children and family needs) and Business the ways in which signing can support and facilitate
aspects (meeting provider needs). Providers and parents can work spoken language development—even among those
in partnership to meet both of these needs. Learn how! children who have begun to talk.
Marshalltown: Wednesday, Feb. 7 • 6:30-8:30p • Mid Iowa Community
Action, 1001 S 18th Ave. • Instructor: Matt Tapscott, Parenting Monthly
C.D.H. Provider/CCPT • register online or call CCR&R www.parentingmonthly.org
This website lists parent education opportunities and
The Best Care: Parents as Partners resources available in Polk County.
Establishing a respectful, trusting relationship with the family
members of the children in your care is the cornerstone to running Early Childhood Iowa
an effective, quality child care program. Join Matt and Denise in www.state.ia.us/earlychildhood/Parents/
an exploration of simple, practical, verbal and non-verbal Check out this website for a variety of useful infor-
communication and relationship building skills that will help you mation including child development, health and safe-
build and maintain open lines of communication with family ty, nutrition, early literacy and community resources.
10 Register online at www.centraliowachildcare.org or call your local CCR&R office - numbers listed on the back
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® IOWA
Strategies and Solutions for the Early Childhood Workforce
by Barb Merrill
T.E.A.C.H. IOWA Program Manager
Have you ever wanted to earn a college degree and didn’t Who is eligible?
know where to begin? Do you work with or supervise Unlike most forms of financial aid (grants and loans),
someone who might be interested in college course- T.E.A.C.H. is not dependent on your family being
work? T.E.A.C.H. might be the answer! income-eligible. All child care providers, teachers, and
T.E.A.C.H., which stands for Teacher Education and directors in licensed child care programs and preschools
Compensation Helps, began in 1990 in North Carolina in Iowa, or preschools regulated by the Department of
and is now in 22 states nationwide. T.E.A.C.H. address- Education, or registered child development home
es the challenges in our field….high turnover, low com- providers, are eligible for a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship.
pensation, and insufficient education….by providing an How do I apply?
opportunity for those already working in the field to gain Call or email us and we’ll send you an application pack-
more education. et! Call (515) 261-4214 or email teachiowa@childcare-
Through T.E.A.C.H., there are benefits for the provider, services.org or fax your request to 515-263-2704. All
the program, and the children! Providers can work licensed and registered programs in the state should have
toward degrees in early childhood education and imme- received the information and application packet through
diately apply that knowledge in their early care and edu- the mail during the month of November as well.
cation setting. Child care programs have the benefit of
What if my program is reluctant to sponsor my
more qualified teachers who stay longer in their pro-
gram. Children receive higher quality care and can bond
Call us! We can help.
more effectively with their teachers.
Each T.E.A.C.H. contract is built on four primary com- What if I already have a degree in another field, or
ponents: have taken some classes in the past? Am I still able to
• Education by helping participants complete college participate?
credit coursework. Yes, if you have earned college credits in the past it may
• Counseling and financial support for tuition, reduce the number of courses you need to complete your
books, travel costs, and release time away from degree.
work. What if I want a bachelors’ degree in early childhood
• Compensation (raise or bonus) after the successful education?
completion of each year of education. We applaud you, and we can still help! Often many of
• A commitment to the current child care program, the courses required in a bachelors’ degree may be taken
to reduce the turnover in our field. at a community college near you. Be sure to talk to a
T.E.A.C.H. currently supports coursework taken through T.E.A.C.H. counselor or an academic counselor at the
Iowa’s community college system, but hopes to be offer- college or university you plan to attend.
ing bachelor’s degree scholarships within the next year.
I am a busy provider! Is anything available on-line?
T.E.A.C.H. is made possible through the Iowa Yes, several of our community colleges have many of the
Department of Human Services, through federal funding course requirements available
from the Child Care Development Fund (Quality on-line.
Earmark); through Iowa Community Empowerment
(Professional Development); through United Way of
Central Iowa (Women’s Leadership Connection); Call Barb Merrill for more infor-
through Local Empowerment Areas throughout the state; mation at 515-261-4232.
and through support from over two hundred child care
Recommendations for Child Care Businesses
By Karen M. Doughan, RN, BS
Child Care Nurse Consultant
Influenza is an acute, highly contagious respiratory dis- • Clean frequently and appropriately. In
ease. It is characterized by sudden onset of fever, body child care programs, frequently clean
aches, sore throat, headache and cough. About one in commonly used surfaces, such as door
four children will also have vomiting, diarrhea and handles, handrails, eating surfaces,
nausea in addition to the respiratory symptoms. toys, etc. Safe commercial disinfec-
Influenza is caused by a virus and should not be tants or bleach solutions should be
treated with antibiotics. used. (Mixing 1/2 cup bleach with 1
gallon of water makes bleach solution.
What should be done to prevent or reduce Be sure to mix fresh solution daily and
the spread of influenza? discard any unused solution at the end
• Stay home when sick. Any staff or child of each day as it disintegrates into salt
suspected of having influenza should not and water with time.)
attend child care.
• Wash hands often. Wash hands frequently Who should get the influenza vaccine?
using soap and warm water for 15-20 sec- It is wise for everyone to receive an influenza vacci-
onds (this is generally around the time it takes to nation every year. The Centers for Disease Control and
sing the ABC’s). Dry hands with paper towels or Prevention (CDC) recommends persons who are at risk
automatic hand dryers, if possible. If cloth towels for complications from influenza be vaccinated annually:
are used, replace them with clean towels several • Persons at high risk for complications or those
times a day. Each child should have their own with chronic medical conditions: Children aged 6-
cloth towel. Young children should be instructed 59 months, pregnant women, Persons over age 50
and assisted to ensure proper hand washing. years, Persons of any age with certain chronic
Restrooms should be checked regularly to ensure medical conditions
that soap and towels are available. • Persons who live with or care for persons at high
• Wash after wiping noses. Proper hand washing is risk, including household contacts who have fre-
particularly important after wiping your own or quent contact with persons at high risk and who
someone else’s nose, or after contact with drool, can transmit influenza to those persons at high
saliva or nose drainage. risk; child care and health-care workers
• Make sure tissues are available for runny noses and Any healthy, non-pregnant person aged 5-49 is eligible
sneezing. Influenza can be spread from coughs or for the nasal vaccine, (FluMist®).
sneezes. Staff and children should cover their Vaccination Guidelines for Children:
mouth with their upper arm or a tissue when As with adults, all children should be vaccinated for
coughing and use a tissue when sneezing or blow- influenza every year. However there are certain groups of
ing their nose. Tissues should be thrown away children who are strongly encouraged to get the influen-
immediately, and then hands should be washed. za vaccine. These groups include the following:
Make sure tissues are available in the child care • Children between 6 and 59 months of age
business and in all transport vehicles.
• Children older than 6 months of age with a chron-
• Keep your business open if possible. Closing a ic medical condition (e.g., heart or lung problems
child care business in the event of an outbreak is including asthma, etc.
usually not recommended. If a center closes par-
• Children older than 6 months of age who require
ents are more likely to take sick and well children
regular medical follow-up or were hospitalized
to other centers, which spreads the illness to other
during the preceding year because of diabetes, can-
cer, kidney problems, etc.
• Avoid close contact. All children and staff should
• Children between the ages of 6 months to 18 years
avoid sharing of saliva by not sharing glasses,
of age receiving long-term aspirin therapy (due to
forks, spoons, toothbrushes, and toys.
risk of developing Reye’s syndrome if infected with Any otherwise healthy non-pregnant person between the
influenza) ages of 5 and 49 may get the nasal influenza vaccine
• Children who live in homes where there is a child (FluMist®).
under 6 months of age or with a child in any of the For further information on influenza contact your local
above situations child care nurse consultant. You can also visit the Iowa
Children who are 8 years old or younger and are being Department of Public Health website
vaccinated for influenza for the first time will need two at:www.idph.state.ia.us/adper/flu.asp or visit the website
doses of the vaccine. If the first dose is the injected vac- of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at:
cine, then the second should be given no less than one www.cdc.gov/flu/
month after the first dose. If the first dose is the nasal
vaccine, then the second dose should be given no less Source: Iowa Department of Public Health, Center for Acute
than 6 weeks after the first dose. Disease Epidemiology, (800) 362-2736 Updated October 26,
Risk Alerts: Recalled Products, Foods, and Medicines
Information on recalled products is found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site:
http://www.cpsc.gov. For a full listing of The Food and Drug Administration warnings go to:
Healthy Child Care Iowa (www.idph.state.ia.us/hcci/recalls.asp) maintains a list of products that have a warning or
have been recalled in the last six months by product category:
• Beds, Cribs, and Bedding • Food, Drug, Medicine hazards and recalls
• Child Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories • Furniture Related to Child Care
• Equipment (including infant supplies/equipment) • Toys and Play Related Items
National and State Tony Lacy Iowa AEYC Scholarship
Professional Associations Tony Lacy was an early child-
Iowa Family Child Care Association (IFCCA) hood educator in Central Iowa
www.iowafamilychildcare.org who passed away in 2005.
(563) 556 5054 Because of his commitment to
National Association for Family Child Care professionalizing early care &
(NAFCC) education, the Iowa Association
www.nafcc.org for the Education of Young
(801) 269-9338 Children (IAEYC) established a scholarship in
National Association for the Education of Young his memory. This scholarship gives one early
Children (NAEYC) childhood educator a free one-year membership
www.naeyc.org to IAEYC. Applications are now being accepted
(202) 232-8777 or (800) 424-2460 for this scholarship opportunity.
Iowa Association for the Education of Young
The only requirements are that the individual has
Children (IA AEYC)
www.iowaaeyc.org never been a member of IAEYC or has an estab-
(515) 967-9940 or (800) 469-2392 lish financial need.
Redleaf National Institute The deadline for applications is March 1, 2007.
www.redleafinstitute.org Contact IAEYC to request an application,
(651) 641-6675 800-469-2392 or www.iowaaeyc.org.
Recursos en español
Oportunidades de Entrenamiento en español
Para registrarse para cualquier entrenamiento de CCR&R:
1) llame al 515-246-3565 o 800-722-7619 con su información
2) mande o entregue el pago al CCR&R (808 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309)
Importante: Su registro no estará confirmado hasta que se reciba el pago para la clase.
Junta Informativa de CCR&R Programa para Proveedores de Cuidado de Infantes
Si usted está pensando en proveer cuidado en su propia casa (o si y Niños Pequeños de Iowa
ya lo hace), ahora es momento para asistir GRATUITAMENTE a El Programa para Proveedores de Cuidado de Infantes y Niños
una junta informativa de CCR&R. Discutiremos cosas como la Pequeños es una serie de clases de 40 horas que se enfoca en las
opción del registro con el estado, participación en el programa edades y etapas del aprendizaje y desarrollo en la vida del niño
federal de comida, oportunidades de desarrollo profesional, pequeño desde el nacimiento hasta la edad de tres años. Los
servicios provistos por los Consultores de CCR&R y mucho más. participantes que cumplan la serie de 40 horas pueden recibir un
Aviso de Prerrequisitos: La asistencia a las series de Talleres de bono de 250 dólares. Existe una tarifa de $10 que tiene que ser
Información de CCR&R es requerida para todos los proveedores en pagada para completar su registro.
el HOGAR que son NUEVOS en el sistema de servicios de CCR&R. Des Moines: todos los lunes y jueves 19 de febrero a 30 de abril •
Los proveedores en el HOGAR deben ir a esta junta antes de asistir 6:30-8:30p • Instructora: Rafaela Vidal, Entrenadora
a otro entrenamiento o antes de recibir los servicios de referencia Certificada en PITC
para padres. Esta clase es gratuita.
Des Moines: Jueves, 11 de enero • 6:30-9:00p • Child Guidance Club de Libros para Proveedores de IPTV
Center (Orchard Place), 808 5th Ave. • Instructora: Carrie El Club de Libros de Proveedores de IPTV es una serie de seis
Trujillo, Educadora de la Infancia Temprana • Se registra a partes que serán presentadas una vez al mes por seis meses. Los
llamar al 515-246-3565 o 800-722-7619 participantes deben planear asistir cada sesión. Los participantes
explorarán los fundamentos del currículo del proceso de
ChildNet planeamiento del Triangulo de Aprendizaje “Listo para Aprender”
Si usted está planeando en comenzar un negocio de cuidado de IPTV incluyendo:
infantil en su hogar (o si ya tiene uno), esta serie de entrenamiento
• Técnicas para seleccionar libros para niños y leerselos a niños
de diez módulos está diseñada para ayudarle. No necesita estar
registrado con el estado para inscribirse en las series de ChildNet.
• Selección apropiada de programas de televisión para mejorar
Existe una tarifa previa al registro de $10 para esta serie.
experiencia de aprendizaje y
Módulo 1: Un usted más profesional y ChildNet Jan. 13
•Actividades que los niños pueden hacer para construir el
Módulo 2: Espacios de Aprendizaje Creativos Jan. 13
desarrollo de habilidades.
Módulo 3: El Niño en Crecimiento y ChildNet Jan. 20
Cada mes, los miembros del Club de Libros recibirán dos nuevos
Módulo 4: Actividades para el Aprendizaje Temprano Jan. 20
libros (uno en ingles y otro en español) para niños y bastante
Módulo 5; Manteniendo la Paz ChildNet Jan. 27 material suplementario relacionado al selección de programas en
Módulo 6: Es su Negocio Jan. 27 TV, desarrollo infantil, ideas de actividades, sitios de Internet
Módulo 7: Cómo Reducir Riesgos de Salud en el Cuidado patrocinados por IPTV e información para compartir con las
Infantil ChildNet March 3 familias. Existe una tarifa de $5 que tiene que ser pagada para
Módulo 8: ¿Qué se está Cocinando? March 3 completar su registro.
Módulo 9:Todos Pertenecemos ChildNet March 10 Des Moines: Sesión 1 martes 16 de enero • 6:30-9:00p • Child
Módulo 10: Invierta en Usted March 10 Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 5th Ave. • Costo:
$5 • Instructora: Carrie Trujillo, Educadora de la Infancia
Des Moines: sábados 13 de enero a 10 de marzo • 8:00a-12:30p • Temporal
Child Guidance Center (Orchard Place), 808 5th Ave. •
Instructora: Rafaela Vidal, Educadora de la Infancia
¡No se olvide actualizarse! Llámenos cada 30 días para
mantener su historial y para que sus nombres salgan en
las listas de los padres. Si han pasado más de 30 días
sin actualizarse, no saldrá su nombre en las listas de ref-
erencias a padres
Junta de Información del Sistema de Valoración de ¿Qué es lo que hace con el enojo que siente?
Calidad Este entrenamiento se presenta en dos grupos de trabajo, creado
El Sistema de Valoración de Calidad (QRS) es una nueva por los productores del programa MISTER ROGERS’
oportunidad voluntaria para los proveedores de cuidado infantil de NEIGHBORHOOD para los profesionales de niñez temprana
Iowa. Esta herramienta ayudará a los proveedores en su desarrollo tratando con problemas de enojo en niños pequeños. Este taller de
profesional, en la educación de los padres y la comunidad sobres las trabajo le ayudará a entender el desarrollo normal de auto control
características de calidad y últimamente mejorarán la calidad del en niños pequeños y cómo estimular un buen progreso en esta área.
cuidado para nuestros residentes de Iowa más pequeños. Esta junta Usted también aprenderá técnicas para tratar con niños que han
es gratuita. perdido el control. Existe una tarifa de $5 que tiene que ser pagada
Des Moines: jueves, 8 de febrero • 6:00-8:00p • Child Guidance Center para completar su registro en la clase.
(Orchard Place), 808 5th Ave. • Instructora: Emily Way, Des Moines: miercoles 21 y 28 de febrero • 6:00-8:00p • Child
Especialista de QRS Guidance Center (Orchard Place), • 808 5th Ave. • Costo:
$5 • Instructora: Rafaela Vidal, Educadora de la Infancia
¿Cómo se registra para una de las clases listadas arriba?
1) llame al 515-246-3565 o 800-722-7619 con su información
2) mande o entregue el pago al CCR&R (808 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309)
3) No se aceptan asistentes no registrados al comenzar la clase.
4) Si cancelan antes de 24 horas de comenzar la clase pueden obtener un crédito para otra clase.
Importante: Su registro no estará confirmado hasta que se reciba el pago para la clase
Otros entenamientos en la comunidad
Primeros auxilios y RCP de la Cruz Roja Una oportunidad de educación formal ~ CDA
(Asociado de Desarrollo de Niño)
La Cruz Roja ofrece la clase de Primeros Auxilios y RCP
en español el sábado 27 de enero de 8:00am-5:00pm en DMACC está interesado en ofrecer un curso para el CDA
la Cruz Roja 2116 Grand Ave, Des Moines. Costo $50. (Child Development Associate) a proveedores que
Llame a la Cruz Roja al 243-7681 para registrarse. Si hablan español en el 2007. Es posible que el programa
quiere información sobre una beca de la Cruz Roja para TEACH le pueda proveer una beca para todos los costos
ayudarle pagar el costo, comuniquese con CCR&R al del programa de CDA. Si usted tiene interés en estudiar
246-3565. Se requiere la certificación de Primeros en DMACC y la carrera del cuidado infantil, favor de lla-
Auxilios y RCP para proveedores que tienen el registro mar a CCR&R al 515-246-3565 o 800-722-7619
del estado de Iowa. ext. 3565.
Sumario de los articulos en este periodico
Proveedora de Cuidado Infantil del Centro de Iowa Recibe la Valuación
de Calidad Más Alta
Los proveedores de Cuidado Infantil han sabido por MariAnn Borgen es la segunda proveedora en el estado
mucho tiempo que la calidad de cuidado que proveen a de Iowa en lograr el máximo nivel en el nuevo Sistema
los niños tendrá un impacto en la habilidad de los niños de Valuación de Calidad de Iowa (QRS). Su meta per-
para tener éxito en la escuela, obtener buenos trabajos y sonal era lograr el nivel máximo de QRS. Ella indica que
puede prevenir la posibilidad de que cometan crímenes "había pocas cosas que sabía que no iba a poder lograr,
en la adolescencia o en la edad adulta. En un estudio pero pensé que si se trataba de mantener la mayor
hecho en el 2001 se determinó que la calidad promedio seguridad para los niños bajo mi cuidado, lo podía
del cuidado infantil en Iowa es mediocre. La nueva lograr." Felicidades, MariAnn.
proveedora de cuidado infantil de Nivel 5 cree que nece-
sitamos cambiar eso.
DHS Anuncia un Incremento en la Taza de Reembolso para el Proveedor
Se ha informado en una carta del Departamento de Servicios Humanos a todos los programas de cuidado infantil que
las nuevas tazas de reembolso entrarán en efecto a partir del 1ero de Enero del 2007.
Este año la Legislatura de Iowa ha indicado al DHS que debe elevar las tazas de reembolso para todos los provee-
dores de cuidado infantil registrados y con licencia basándose en el cuestionario de tazas de mercado del 2004. Por
ahora a los proveedores se les reembolsa basándose en tarifas del cuestionario de tazas de mercado del 2002.
Tarifas Máximas para Medio Día de Cuidado Básico
Grupo de Edad Centro de Cuidado Hogar de Desarrollo Hogar de Desarrollo Hogar Familiar
Infantil Infantil A o B Infantil C no registrado
Infantes y menores $15.50 $12.00 $11.50 $8.19
de 2 años
Preescolar $12.50 $11.25 $11.25 $7.19
Edad Escolar $11.25 $10.00 $10.00 $7.36
Los programas de Cuidado Infantil recibieron también de DHS un Acuerdo de Proveedores de Asistencia de Cuidado
Infantil (CCA). Los programas de Cuidado Infantil deben llenar el Acuerdo de Proveedores de CCA y enviarlo por
correo a su oficina de DHS lo más pronto posible si es que los programas quieren que sean evaluadas sus tarifas. La
fecha en que entrará en efecto el ajuste en la taza de pagos del programa de cuidado infantil será el 1 de Enero del
2007, o el primero del mes en que el DHS haya recibido el Acuerdo de Proveedores CCA, la fecha que resulte
Llame al CCR&R al 246-3565 o 800-722-7619 si necesita ayuda para llenar un nuevo acuerdo con DHS. Vea a la
pagina 18 para el articulo completo
Influenza: Recomendaciones para los Negocios de Cuidado Infantil del Hogar
La Influenza es una enfermedad aguda respiratoria alta- za cada año. Al igual que los adultos, todos los niños
mente contagiosa. Se caracteriza por la presencia deben vacunarse contra la influenza cada año. Sin
repentina de fiebre, dolores en el cuerpo, dolor de gar- embargo, existen ciertos grupos de niños a quienes no se
ganta, dolor de cabeza y tos. Alrededor de uno de cada recomienda de la misma forma.
cuatro niños presenta vómito, diarrea y nausea Para obtener mayor información sobe la influenza
además de los síntomas respiratorios. La Influenza es contacte a la enfermera consultora de cuidado
causada por un virus y no debe ser tratada con infantil de su localidad. También puede visitar
antibioticos. el sitio de Internet del Departamento de Salud
¿Qué debe hacerse para prevenir o reducir la Pública de Iowa a la dirección:
propagación de influenza? www.idph.state.ia.us/adper/flu.asp o visite el sitio de
•Debe quedarse en casa cuando esté enfer- Internet del Centro de Control y Prevención de
mo. Enfermedades a la dirección: www.cdc.gov/flu/
•Lávese las manos regularmente.
•Lávese después de limpiar la nariz. Fuente: Iowa Department of Public Health, Center for Acute
•Asegúrese de tener a la mano servilletas. Disease Epidemiology, (800) 362-2736 Actualizado el 26 de
•Mantenga su negocio abierto si es posible. Octubre del 2006.
•Evite contacto cercano al no compartir lentes, tene-
dores, cucharas, cepillos de dientes y juguetes. Presentado por:
•Limpie frecuente y apropiadamente. Karen M. Doughan, RN, BS, CCNC
Enfermera Consultora Regional del Cuidado Infantil
¿Quién debe vacunarse contra la influenza CCR&R de Iowa Central
Es recomendable que todos se vacunen contra la influen- Vea a las paginas 12-13 para el articulo completo
DHS Announces Provider Reimbursement Rate Increase
All child care programs were recently notified in a letter form the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) that reim-
bursement rate increases will go into effect January 1, 2007.
Every two years, using information collected on the Iowa CCR&R database, the State of Iowa conducts a child care
provider market rate survey of all types of child care providers. Licensed centers, registered homes, and nonregistered
homes are surveyed regarding the amount they charge private-pay families for child care services. The results of the sur-
vey are used as guidelines for the state to establish child care provider payment rates based on the type of provider and
the age of the children they are caring for. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to keep your provider file
updated at CCR&R.
This year the Iowa Legislature directed DHS to raise the reimbursement rate table for all registered and licensed child care
providers based upon the 2004 market rate survey. Currently providers are reimbursed based on the 2002 market rate
New Half-Day Maximum Rates for Basic Care
Age Group Child Care Child Development Child Development Nonregistered
Center Home A or B Home C Family Home
Infant and Toddler $15.50 $12.00 $11.50 $8.19
Preschool $12.50 $11.25 $11.25 $7.19
School Age $11.25 $10.00 $10.00 $7.36
Child care programs also received a Child Care Assistance (CCA) Provider Agreement with the letter from DHS. Child
Care programs must fill out the CCA Provider Agreement and mail it to their local DHS office as soon as possible to begin
receiving the new rates. The effective date of the child care program’s payment rate adjustment will be the first of the
month in which the CCA Provider Agreement is received by DHS.
CCR&R TRAINING POLICIES
Adopted April 1, 2002, revised July 2006
The following policies are in effect for all CCR&R of Cancellation and Refund Policy
Central Iowa (region 4)-sponsored training events. Registration fees are non-refundable. Credit will be given
for cancellations received at least 24 hours in advance to be
Late Arrival/Early Departure Policy
applied to your next registration fee. It will be the responsi-
Class participants will not receive credit for a class if they
bility of the participant to ask to use a credit. If unable to
arrive after the published start time for the class. Late
attend a class, please call the local CCR&R office to cancel.
arrivers may choose to stay and audit the class for no credit
if space allows, but individuals auditing will not receive Professional Behavior Policy
training credit*. Anyone leaving early will not receive Class participants are expected to behave in a courteous
training credit* for the class. manner in class. Cell phones should be turned off or set to
vibrate. If an emergency call must be taken, it should be
taken outside of the classroom.
Pre-registration, including fee payment, is required. All pre-
registered participants will be provided with materials and Children are not allowed at CCR&R-sponsored training. A
the opportunity to participate in the class. child, 14-16 years old, defined in DHS regulations as an
employee/assistant in a child care program, may attend
Fee Collection Policy
training, but MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-paid registration fees are required to hold an atten-
dance slot in many CCR&R trainings. Class descriptions in
the Professional Development Connection publication and *Credit for class is measured in contact hours and is documented
in the form of an original, signed CCR&R certificate and final
on the CCR&R website training calendar define fee
attendance roster entered in the CCR&R Training Data Base.
amounts for specific classes and series training. Participants
may pre-register and pay registration fees on-line at
Polk Attention Polk County Providers: You Must Be
Pre-registered to Attend Trainings
Health Flash! We began collecting registration fees in Polk County on
The Center for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, August 1, 2006 in order to better meet your training
GA, is recommending that all child care professionals needs. Pre-registration has cut down on the number of
avoid spreading influenza to children by receiving an "no-shows" at trainings. Knowing how many people are
annual flu vaccination. In response to this concern registered and will attend means we can be better
Visiting Nurse Services (VNS) will be available to sched- prepared and respect the trainer’s time and resources as
ule on site flu clinics for Polk County child care providers well as have accurate attendance data to report. For this
at your program site until vaccine supplies are exhausted. reason, you must be pre-registered to attend any training
The cost for each shot is $20.00. Please contact Carole in Polk County. No walk-ins will be accepted at the time
Voorhis at 515-557-9016 to schedule this service. of a class. Credit for cancellations received by CCR&R at
least 24 hours in advance may be credited to another
Professional Providers of Child Care (PCII)
class or make-up session.
PCII, long standing association in Polk County, is open
to any home or center child care provider. PCII meets
the second Tuesday of the month September-May from Hardin
7:00-9:00 p.m. at Immanuel United Methodist Church,
ChildNet Certification classes will be offered in Hardin
2900 49th St. in Des Moines. Parking is in the back,
County in March. Call the office to find out more!
enter through the north (left) doors, and go down the
stairs. Many meetings include training for providers. The Hardin County office has lots of new lending library
Training fees are $1.00 payable at the door. For more items for all ages! Now that winter is here, come in to
information or to register to attend, contact Leslie meet me and trade in your summer and fall items.
Couture at 278-0454. There are lots of indoor toys and activities to do with
Upcoming meetings & topics: your kiddos as the temperature drops! New days for
• Tuesday, Jan. 9: How Problems Hearing Affect extended lending library hours will be on the first and
Children third Thursday of every month from 4:30-7:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 13: Snacktivities There is also a new information board outside the train-
ing room door! I'm looking forward to meeting every-
Financial Support Available
one and learning about your programs!
Make a Difference financial and consultation supports are
- Elizabeth Lemp, Hardin Co. Coordinator
available to child development home providers and
licensed centers working on program improvement in all
levels of the Quality Rating System. For child
development home providers there are quality supports
for home visitation, nurse consultation, environmental New QIP Coordinator
rating scale training and national accreditation. For I’m Deborah Wineinger and I’d like to introduce myself
licensed centers, there are supports for nurse consultation, as the new Quality Improvement Project (QIP)
environmental rating scale training, and improvement Coordinator. My focus will be assisting center and pre-
grants for QRS Levels 3-5. Receipts will be required for school staff as they work to improve the quality of their
reimbursement of all purchases. For more information, programs. I’ve gotten to know many of you through
home providers can contact Emily Moriarity at 246-3559, trainings that I’ve either hosted or presented and look
centers can contact Amy Curtis at 246-3595. forward to working with you.
Make A Difference is available through a collaborative
partnership between Polk County Child Care Resource Need help working through the QRS process?
& Referral, Polk County Empowerment, United Way of Through funding from Story County Empowerment,
Central Iowa Women's Leadership Connection and the CCR is able to help programs work through the QRS
Iowa Department of Human Services. process by offering on-site consultation visits, scholar-
ships, improvement grants, subscriptions and profession-
al organization memberships. Call Julie (family child
care) or Deborah (centers/preschool) at 515-294-8833.
Correction: The following ChildNet Certified providers The CCR&R office will be closed on Monday, January
were omitted from the list in the last PDC: 15 for Martin Luther King Day.
Debbie Harris and Dee Turner Do you have a great idea for a training topic or would
Congratulations to these providers who have made a like to see a specific class offered? We would love to
significant commitment to their profession! hear your ideas. Please call Denice a 641-792-6433.
Claim forms for reimbursement of your training costs
are due by January 15th. You may claim training regis-
The CCR&R office will be closed on Monday, January 15
tration fees from July 1st through December 31st.
in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Child Care Provider Services Coordinator Position
Responsibilities include recruiting new family child care Save the Date! Toddler Fest - Read and Grow will be
providers, providing technical assistance and training to Saturday, March 31, 9:00-11:00 a.m at Emerson
child care programs in Boone County. Minimum of Elementary in Indianola. More information to come.
three years experience in child care or human services New Preschool Coordinator Hired
related field required. Call Story County CCR&R for My name is Jamie White and I am the Warren County
more information. Preschool Support Coordinator. I
2007 Calendar Keepers moved to Iowa four years ago from
Marion are in! Call your local western South Dakota, where I was
born and raised. I attended college at
Child Care University CCR&R office to find out Black Hills State University in
One day conference providing six Spearfish, SD and graduated with a
training credit hours in various top-
how to get yours.
degree in elementary and early child-
ics. This conference will be free to hood education. I started off teaching
Marion County Providers, thanks to Marion County 5th and 6th grades, which I quickly found out wasn’t for
United Way and CCR&R. Lunch and program incentives me, and moved to early childhood education. I taught
provided. February 17th, 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. at Pella kindergarten and preschool, then after moving to Iowa
Community Center.For more information or to request a became an administrator at a child care center and pre-
registration packet, call 888-322-6299. school. I am ready for a change of pace, so I am thrilled
to begin this new adventure!
Dallas Welcome New Nurse Consultant
Quality Quality Quality Shelly Jensen is the new Child Care Nurse Consultant
Newly ChildNet Certified providers Tena Purvis of for Warren County. Shelly can be reached at Warren
Granger and Nia Baird of Waukee can participate in County Public Health for guidance on health topics and
Iowa’s Quality Rating System (QRS). They could be eli- referrals to valuable resources that impact Best Practice in
gible for an achievement bonus of $400 to $1000! child care. Her number is 961-1074.
Program directors, have you applied to participate in the
QRS? Could your program use an achievement bonus
Are you looking for a new career in early care and edu-
of $400 to $4000? Yes, the QRS is a voluntary initiative,
but are you willing to turn down these bonuses? Call cation? Child Care Resource and Referral of Warren &
the Dallas or the Polk CCR&R office for details today! Madison Counties is looking for a Home Consultant.
Qualifications include: BA degree plus three years expe-
rience in child care/early childhood education or compa-
Marshall rable experience; an ability to communicate effectively,
The CCR&R office will be closed on Mondays, January both orally and in writing; knowledge of state child care
1 (New Year’s Day) and 15 (Martin Luther King Day). guidelines; ability to manage time well; computer
The Lending Library will be open on Jan. 8 & Feb. 5, knowledge. The position is 27 hours per week. Call
5:30-8:30 p.m. 961-6237 with questions.
Upcoming Events for Early Childhood Advocates
Quality Counts! 2007 Iowa Early Care, Health & Education Day on the
Hill is Wednesday February 7. The event this year will include a keynote
speaker, advocacy training, and time to meet with legislators and visit
exhibits. The Day on the Hill is one of the most visible opportunities for
advocates to make their case for investing in young children.
CCR&R of Central Iowa
Serving Polk, Jasper, Dallas, Marion, The Tuesdays for Tots Campaign of recent years is being expanded this
Marshall, Madison, Warren, Story, year by coordinating regional visits to the capitol by advocates around the
Boone & Hardin counties
808 Fifth Ave. state on select Tuesdays throughout the legislative session. Central Iowa
Des Moines, IA 50309 will kick off the Tuesdays for Tots campaign on February 13 by distribut-
800-722-7619 ing valentines to all legislators. Join us by mailing in valentines made by
www.centraliowachildcare.org children in your program with a personalized message and/or hand-deliver
Center for Child Care Resources them to your legislator on February 13.
Serving Story, Hardin & Boone coun-
ties For more information on these events, contact Emily Moriarity 246-3559
100 University Village
Ames, IA 50010 or www.earlychilhoodiowa.org. For information about how to contact
515-294-8833 your legislator, go to www.legis.state.ia.us.
Center for Child Care Resources -
724 Story Street
Don’t Forget to Update
Boone, IA 50036 Parents seeking child care depend on CCR&R to provide accurate information
515-432-7869 about providers who have current openings. Please keep us updated at least every
CCR&R of Dallas County 30 days about the openings in your program. Update by phone, by mail, or by
ISU Extension email to your local CCR&R office.
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, IA 50003-4406
515-993-3813 or 515-480-7622 Orchard Place NON PROFIT ORG.
Child Guidance Center/CCR&R U.S. POSTAGE
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5031⁄ 2 Washington Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309 DES MOINES, IOWA
Iowa Falls, IA 50126 PERMIT NO 1816
641-648-4201 or 800-437-8599
CCR&R of Jasper County
550 N 2nd Avenue West
Newton, IA 50208
CCR&R of Madison County
106 W. Green Street
Winterset, IA 50273
CCR&R of Marion County
Crossroads of Pella
712 Union Street
Pella, IA 50219
641-628-1212 or 888-322-6299
CCR&R of Marshall County
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc.
1001 South 18th Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
CCR&R of Warren County
ISU Extension The Professional Development Connection is a bi-monthly publication of Iowa Child
909 E 2nd Avenue, Suite E Care Resource & Referral for child care providers of all types in Polk, Story, Boone,
Indianola, IA 50125 Dallas, Hardin, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Marshall & Warren counties. Questions
515-961-5067 about information in the PDC should be directed to your local CCR&R office.