Early Childhood Summit

Southeast Iowa Early Childhood Summit, held annually, was created to offer resources that will help support parents and childcare providers in their important roles they play in the lives of our children. We know it can be difficult to be a parent and a childcare provider – WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Parents

Did You Know

  • 76% of Iowans under the age of 6 have all available parents in the work force?
  • The average annual cost of child care for one infant is $7,620?
  • 90% of the brain is developed by age 5 with 80% by age 2?
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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?
  • There are many resources available throughout Southeast Iowa to assist you in your career as an Early Childhood Educator?
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Business Owners

Did You Know

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