Polk County Early Childhood Iowa announces FY23 funding opportunity!

The Polk County Early Childhood Iowa Board is seeking applications for programs in Polk County focused on:

Preparing children for success as they enter kindergarten
or
Increasing the quality and availability of early learning environments

The deadline to apply for these one-time funds is Monday, February 28th at 5 p.m.

To receive an electronic, fillable application, please email jody.kanne@unitedwaydm.org.

If you have questions contact Barb Bremner:

barb.bremner@unitedwaydm.org or 515-246-6531.

Polk County Early Childhood Iowa announces FY22 funding opportunity!

The Polk County Early Childhood Iowa Board is seeking applications for programs in Polk County focused on:

Preparing children for success as they enter kindergarten
or
Increasing the quality and availability of early learning environments

Grant applications may be for amounts of $1,000 up to $50,000.

The deadline to apply for these one-time funds is October 29th at 5 p.m. Central

Download the application here

If you have questions contact Barb Bremner, barb.bremner@unitedwaydm.org or 515-246-6531.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Podcast for Latino Families

Two pediatricians at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have started a podcast for Latino families. The show is called “Las Doctoras Recomiendan” with weekly episodes in Spanish with topics ranging from obesity prevention to recognizing abusive relationships and gang violence, to how to talk to your children about discrimination and racism. They also address issues like disciplining children with cultural sensitivity. The past podcasts can be accessed for free here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/las-doctoras-recomiendan/id1360949251?mt=2

Here is the link to the podcast: https://soundcloud.com/lasdoctorasrecomiendan

Refugee Handmade Superhero Capes Donated to Children with Disabilities:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Caping for toddlers
5:30-6:15 p.m.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Caping for children age 7-12
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Courage League Sports
4405 121st St.
Urbandale, IA

Six young refugee women , ages 16-20, participated in EMBARC’s summer long Community Fabric Project, which uses sewing to empower, engage and increase opportunities. All the girls grew up in refugee camps and spoke no English before resettling in Iowa during the past five years. Through the Community Fabric Project they improved their English, math, financial literacy, and leadership skills, as they learned how to sew superhero capes specifically for Courage League Sports’ Kids Superhero Program.

The Community Fabric Project was supported by EMBARC’s Youth Employment Program which was sponsored by DMACC, United Way and Central Iowa Works.



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