Links & Resources


Request for Proposals
 RFP for FY20 funds (96K)
Application form for new and continuing programs
 Children First Policy and Procedure (340K)
 Regional EC Community Plan (1.1MB)
 Bidder Conference FY20 (188K)
 Bidder Conference FY20 notes (272K)

Web Links To Childhood Services
 Early Childhood Iowa
The Early Childhood Iowa web site serves as a site to promote Iowa's system of systems in the area of early care, health, and education.
 Every Child Counts
In May, 2004, the Child and Family Policy Center established a new advocacy division for its state work, Every Child Counts. The goal of Every Child Counts is to build a grassroots network of child advocates who can inform and influence Iowa policies. Every Child Counts will focus upon three policy arenas for the 2005 legislative session:
 Reach Out And Read
Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room.
 Iowa Quality Rating System
 Iowa Legislators
Keep yourself informed and contact your legislators on topics that matter to you.
 Guide to legislator survey on children and families
 Early Childhood Summit web page
Everything you need to know about our annual event including year round links and information on Early Childhood

Early Childhood Resources
 FY2008 to FY2013 funds comparison (177K)
 Communities Losing Fluoride! (143K)
See attached report from IDPH regarding communities discontinuation of this valuable health resource.
 Board Application (22K)
Please complete and submit to the Children First office
 Van Buren County Community Services Directory (481K)
 Board meeting calendar (37K)
 FY20 Funded programs presentation to board schedule (252K)

Board Meeting Agendas
 11-15-18 (103K)
 1-17-19 (101K)
 2-21-19 (106K)
 3-21-19 (111K)
 4-18-19 (107K)
 5-23-19 Retreat (98K)
 6-20-19 (101K)
 8-8-19 with ECTF (111K)
 9-12-19 (100K)
 10-17-19 (100K)

Board Meeting Minutes
 11-15-18 retreat (288K)
 1-17-19 (274K)
 2-21-19 (349K)
 3-21-19 (277K)
 4-18-19 (275K)
 5-23-19 Retreat (365K)
 6-20-19 (278K)
 8-8-19 with ECTF (274K)
 9-12-19 (275K)
 10-17-19 (345K)

Early Childhood Task Force Agendas
 11-28-18 (172K)
 12-19-18 (170K)
 01-23-19 (171K)
 04-24-19 (170K)
 05-21-19 (142K)
 06-26-19 (171K)
 9-25-19 (171K)

Early Childhood Task Force Minutes
 10-24-18 (189K)
 11-28-18 (191K)
 12-19-18 (189K)
 01-23-19 (185K)
 03-13-19 retreat (287K)
 04-24-19 (187K)
 05-21-19 (188K)
 06-26-2019 (196K)
 9-25-19 (347K)

Our annual reports
 Executive Summary FY18 (189K)

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