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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.

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R)

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) can assist families in selecting child care providers who best meet the needs of a child and their family. CCR&R Child Care Consultants provide consultation to licensed preschools, centers, nonregistered home providers and Child Development Home providers. They also have guidance in response to COVID-19: https://iowaccrr.org/

COVID-19

Iowa Department of Human Services has the most recent information regarding COVID-19 and child care in Iowa: https://dhs.iowa.gov/childcare-covid-19

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