Southeast Iowa Early Childhood Summit

Southeast Iowa Early Childhood Summit 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/or a childcare provide – WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

This year, we are focusing on PLAY and the importance of play in our children’s lives. Playtime is an excellent tool that helps us connect with our children and teach important skills. Not only is it important for children, but adults also.

Join us for this year’s FREE Jim Gill Concert and Family Carnival

Get ready to sing, clap, dance and sneeze along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. Jim Gill’s distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall and is an invitation to children, parents and grandparents to sing and play together!

Learn More About Jim


FAMILIES: RSVP by filling out the form (left column) and receive a special gift at the registration table courtesy of Lakeshore Learning!

Family Carnival Activities

  • Family friendly event for all ages
  • 14 interactive tables including photos with Wesley the Tiger, face painting, The Joy Of Music, nature activities with Lee Co. Conservation, and much more.
  • Family focused vendors
  • Individually wrapped snacks, fresh fruit, drinks and sandwiches for families to grab on the go

Special Activities include:

  • Jim Gill Music Concert
  • Self Defense for kids
  • Vision Screenings Courtesy of Washington Co. Public Health
Event Schedule

A Video from Jim’s New CD!