WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Southeast Iowa Early Childhood Summit has resources that will help support YOU as a parent or childcare provider in your important role you play in the lives of your children. We know it can be difficult to be a parent and/or a childcare provider.

PARENTS

  • Did you know?

    76% of Iowans under the age of 6 have all available parents in the work force?

  • Did you know?

    The average annual cost of child care for one infant is $7,620?

  • Did you know?

    90% of the brain is developed by age 5 with 80% by age 2?

CHILDCARE PROVIDERS

  • Did you know?

    Making a positive connection with a young child can help to eliminate the effects of toxic stress and minimize long term, negative outcomes for them?

  • Did you know?

    There are many resources available throughout Southeast Iowa to assist you in your career as an Early Childhood Educator?

BUSINESS OWNERS

  • Did you know?

    The return on investment in early childhood is at least 7-10%?

  • Did you know?

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis researchers have concluded that early education yields a return that far exceeds the return on most public projects that are considered to be economic development?