Child Care Resource & Referral of Southwest Iowa

Child Care Resource & Referral of Southwest Iowa

Child Care Resource & Referral of Southwest Iowa provides a wide variety of services for parents, child care providers, employers and community groups.

Region 3 CCR&R serves 17 counties in Southwest Iowa: Monona, Carroll, Greene, Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, Guthrie, Pottawattamie, Cass, Mills, Montgomery, Adams, Union, Fremont, Page, Talor, Ringgold

Child Care Resource & Referral of Southwest Iowa is part of a statewide system and a nationwide network. CCR&R supports and encourages quality child care by providing free services to parents, child care providers, employers and community groups.

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Monster Green Avocado, Ham & Egg Bites - National CACFP Sponsors Association 05/29/2021

Monster Green Avocado, Ham & Egg Bites - National CACFP Sponsors Association

With kids of all ages, it’s important to make every bite count. Serve up nutrition and giggles with this #CACFPCreditable colorful egg bites recipe from @loveonetoday that includes healthy avocado and veggies. This easy, make-ahead meal is delicious and provides a good source of protein. #LoveOneToday
Get the recipe: https://www.cacfp.org/2021/04/26/monster-green-avocado-ham-egg-bites/

Monster Green Avocado, Ham & Egg Bites - National CACFP Sponsors Association Add nutrition benefits and giggles to breakfast time with colorful egg bites that include healthy avocado and veggies. This easy, make-ahead meal is delicious and provides a good source of protein.

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Promoting Diversity
Ensure that meals include foods that are unique to cultural and ethnic backgrounds of children.
#SharingIdeas

Promoting Diversity
Ensure that meals include foods that are unique to cultural and ethnic backgrounds of children.
#SharingIdeas

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What do you get when you combine an elephant with a fish?
- Swimming trunks!
#FunDayFriday

What do you get when you combine an elephant with a fish?
- Swimming trunks!
#FunDayFriday

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Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Child Care
June 1, 2021 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for child care providers.

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, affiliation (if any), and which town hall you are requesting to participate in.

On March 10, Governor Reynolds signed Executive Order 8 launching a new Child Care Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barriers to child care in Iowa. As part of this effort, the Task Force wants to hear directly from parents and child care providers.
“No comprehensive strategy to address child care would be complete without direct input from parents and child care providers,” said Gov. Reynolds. “These Virtual Town Hall meetings will ensure the Task Force receives valuable insight into the current state of child care in Iowa and ways to improve it from those who know it best.”

Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Child Care
June 1, 2021 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for child care providers.

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, affiliation (if any), and which town hall you are requesting to participate in.

On March 10, Governor Reynolds signed Executive Order 8 launching a new Child Care Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barriers to child care in Iowa. As part of this effort, the Task Force wants to hear directly from parents and child care providers.
“No comprehensive strategy to address child care would be complete without direct input from parents and child care providers,” said Gov. Reynolds. “These Virtual Town Hall meetings will ensure the Task Force receives valuable insight into the current state of child care in Iowa and ways to improve it from those who know it best.”

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Choosing quality care may be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make and there’s a lot to consider. CCR&R Parent Referral Specialists are here to assist your family!
Reach out today: 855-244-5301 or www.iowaccrr.org/families

Choosing quality care may be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make and there’s a lot to consider. CCR&R Parent Referral Specialists are here to assist your family!
Reach out today: 855-244-5301 or www.iowaccrr.org/families

Ergobaby Recalls METROUS Strollers Due to Choking Hazard 05/27/2021

Ergobaby Recalls METROUS Strollers Due to Choking Hazard

Child Related Recall
Ergobaby Recalls METROUS Strollers Due to Choking Hazard
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Ergobaby-Recalls-METROUS-Strollers-Due-to-Choking-Hazard

Ergobaby Recalls METROUS Strollers Due to Choking Hazard Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Ergobaby for instructions and a full free replacement restraint harness with buckle.


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Keep soft objects, toys, crib bumpers and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep area to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Don’t use pillows, blankets, quilts, sheepskins or crib bumpers anywhere in your baby’s sleep area. Evidence does not support using crib bumpers to prevent injury. In fact, crib bumpers can cause serious injuries and even death. Keeping them out of baby’s sleep area is the best way to avoid these dangers. #SafeToSleep #BareIsBest

Keep soft objects, toys, crib bumpers and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep area to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Don’t use pillows, blankets, quilts, sheepskins or crib bumpers anywhere in your baby’s sleep area. Evidence does not support using crib bumpers to prevent injury. In fact, crib bumpers can cause serious injuries and even death. Keeping them out of baby’s sleep area is the best way to avoid these dangers. #SafeToSleep #BareIsBest

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Iowa Treasurer of State Michael L. Fitzgerald and College Savings Iowa 529 Plan are launching a giveaway in July and need your help! Five families will win a $529 College Savings Iowa contribution and their child care will win a $200 gift card for spreading the word. Child care programs are encouraged to register and participate by June 4 at bit.ly/DaycareGiveaway.

Iowa Treasurer of State Michael L. Fitzgerald and College Savings Iowa 529 Plan are launching a giveaway in July and need your help! Five families will win a $529 College Savings Iowa contribution and their child care will win a $200 gift card for spreading the word. Child care programs are encouraged to register and participate by June 4 at bit.ly/DaycareGiveaway.

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For more information about how you and your community can help ensure success of Iowa's vision, "Every child, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful," contact your local CCR&R office: www.iowaccrr.org/staff
#TogetherWeWill

For more information about how you and your community can help ensure success of Iowa's vision, "Every child, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful," contact your local CCR&R office: www.iowaccrr.org/staff
#TogetherWeWill

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Connections Matter - Training Opportunities
Training covers ACEs, Trauma, the Attachment Theory and Resilience. These trainings are free for the month of June.
DHS training credit, register on i-PoWeR Professional Workforce Registry: https://ccmis.dhs.state.ia.us/trainingregistry/TrainingRegistry/Public/
@PCAIowa

Connections Matter - Training Opportunities
Training covers ACEs, Trauma, the Attachment Theory and Resilience. These trainings are free for the month of June.
DHS training credit, register on i-PoWeR Professional Workforce Registry: https://ccmis.dhs.state.ia.us/trainingregistry/TrainingRegistry/Public/
@PCAIowa

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Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is hosting a special Heartland Regional event Investing in America's Kids: How Relief Funding Is Investing in Kids' Futures on Thursday, June 10 at 7:00 PM Central Time.
The sad fact is that the pandemic has transformed the lives of our youngest children in ways that will affect them for years to come. Due to the pandemic, more children today are going hungry or lacking the early learning and educational opportunities they deserve.
Learn how we can make progress to end child hunger and make early learning accessible for all children.

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is hosting a special Heartland Regional event Investing in America's Kids: How Relief Funding Is Investing in Kids' Futures on Thursday, June 10 at 7:00 PM Central Time.
The sad fact is that the pandemic has transformed the lives of our youngest children in ways that will affect them for years to come. Due to the pandemic, more children today are going hungry or lacking the early learning and educational opportunities they deserve.
Learn how we can make progress to end child hunger and make early learning accessible for all children.

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Ages & Stages 0-12 - Ideas for Growth & Development
Young infants enjoy being on their back so they can kick, wiggle and look around. Supervised tummy time is needed to strengthen neck, arm and shoulder muscles.
Learn more at the ISU Ext Store: https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Topic/Home-and-Family/Child-Care-Development

Ages & Stages 0-12 - Ideas for Growth & Development
Young infants enjoy being on their back so they can kick, wiggle and look around. Supervised tummy time is needed to strengthen neck, arm and shoulder muscles.
Learn more at the ISU Ext Store: https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Topic/Home-and-Family/Child-Care-Development

Iowa's Child Care Task Force Town Hall 05/26/2021

Iowa's Child Care Task Force Town Hall

The Child Care Task Force is charged with developing a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barriers to work in Iowa. They will be sharing their ideas and recommendations with Governor Reynolds. Your input will be instrumental in the development of the ideas and recommendations made by the Task Force.
Please join online June 1st from 6-8 p.m. to share your thoughts!
See details and how to join here: https://bit.ly/2SuENDg
#TogetherWeWill

Iowa's Child Care Task Force Town Hall Your input will be instrumental in the development of the ideas and recommendations made by the Task Force to Governor Reynolds.

Children's Connection - Springtime Planting 2021 05/26/2021

Children's Connection - Springtime Planting 2021

Children's Connection
This fun-filled learning video series will help connect adults and children to the world around them by helping children to grow, play and develop key skills.
This episode features springtime planting activities!
#TogetherWeWill​​​... Grow!
https://youtu.be/ejkcZbxrJ34

Children's Connection - Springtime Planting 2021 This fun-filled learning video series will help connect adults and children to the world around them by helping children to grow, play and develop key skills...

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What is executive function and why is it important to a child’s experience?
Attend ChildNet 3.0 and implement new strategies for your child care business: www.iowaccrr.org/training/cn3/
#CN3 #LayingTheFoundation #thedevelopingchild

What is executive function and why is it important to a child’s experience?
Attend ChildNet 3.0 and implement new strategies for your child care business: www.iowaccrr.org/training/cn3/
#CN3 #LayingTheFoundation #thedevelopingchild

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Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Child Care
June 1, 2021 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for child care providers.

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, affiliation (if any), and which town hall you are requesting to participate in.

On March 10, Governor Reynolds signed Executive Order 8 launching a new Child Care Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barriers to child care in Iowa. As part of this effort, the Task Force wants to hear directly from parents and child care providers.
“No comprehensive strategy to address child care would be complete without direct input from parents and child care providers,” said Gov. Reynolds. “These Virtual Town Hall meetings will ensure the Task Force receives valuable insight into the current state of child care in Iowa and ways to improve it from those who know it best.”

Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Child Care
June 1, 2021 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm for child care providers.

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, affiliation (if any), and which town hall you are requesting to participate in.

On March 10, Governor Reynolds signed Executive Order 8 launching a new Child Care Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barriers to child care in Iowa. As part of this effort, the Task Force wants to hear directly from parents and child care providers.
“No comprehensive strategy to address child care would be complete without direct input from parents and child care providers,” said Gov. Reynolds. “These Virtual Town Hall meetings will ensure the Task Force receives valuable insight into the current state of child care in Iowa and ways to improve it from those who know it best.”

Sign up for "Self-Care and Wellness" online training 05/25/2021

Sign up for "Self-Care and Wellness" online training

Sign up for "Self-Care and Wellness" online training!

Sign up for "Self-Care and Wellness" online training Self-Care and Wellness 1.5 hour Online training June 28, 2021 6:30 PM Register online using the DHS i-PoWeR Professional Workforce Registry. This training is FREE of charge. If you have questions, rep

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Together we can spread the message about quality child care in Iowa!
Be sure to follow CCR&R and share our content.
#TogetherWeWill

Together we can spread the message about quality child care in Iowa!
Be sure to follow CCR&R and share our content.
#TogetherWeWill


05/25/2021

CN3

More ChildNet 3.0 sessions being offered through 2021.
Reach out to your local CCR&R to find out about availability in your region.
ChildNet: https://iowaccrr.org/training/cn3/
CCR&R Staff: https://iowaccrr.org/staff/
#TogetherWeWill

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Are you an early childhood and/or school-age center employee?
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two NEW online courses that are DHS approved and free! Passport to ECE offers quick, video-based lessons with real-world practices and new ideas that will help you be more successful in your early childhood classroom.
Enroll through i-PoWeR.
Learn more: www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/passport
#TogetherWeWill #StrongIowa
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Are you an early childhood and/or school-age center employee?
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two NEW online courses that are DHS approved and free! Passport to ECE offers quick, video-based lessons with real-world practices and new ideas that will help you be more successful in your early childhood classroom.
Enroll through i-PoWeR.
Learn more: www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/passport
#TogetherWeWill #StrongIowa
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

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CCR&R provides services to help parents make informed choices about the care of their children.
Connect with us: 855-244-5301 or [email protected] or www.iowaccrr.org/families
CCR&R is here for providers & for parents, please help us share this message!
#TidbitTuesday

CCR&R provides services to help parents make informed choices about the care of their children.
Connect with us: 855-244-5301 or [email protected] or www.iowaccrr.org/families
CCR&R is here for providers & for parents, please help us share this message!
#TidbitTuesday

Sign up for--"Life's Defining Moments: Take Your Circumstances & Turn Them Into Desired Results!" 05/25/2021

Sign up for--"Life's Defining Moments: Take Your Circumstances & Turn Them Into Desired Results!"

Sign up for face to face training--"Life's Defining Moments: Take Your Circumstances & Turn Them Into Desired R...

Sign up for--"Life's Defining Moments: Take Your Circumstances & Turn Them Into Desired Results!" Face-to-face all day training "Life's Defining Moments: Take Your Circumstances and Turn Them Into Desired Results" Strategies to help you be more effective, healthy, happy & successful 6 hour face-to

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Children with good emotional literacy skills are healthier, less lonely, less impulsive, more focused and have greater academic achievement. These skills set the stage for children’s success all through life!
Attend Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports for Family Child Care #PBIS-FCC training and improve your skills around challenging behavior!
www.iowaccrr.org/training/PBIS/

Children with good emotional literacy skills are healthier, less lonely, less impulsive, more focused and have greater academic achievement. These skills set the stage for children’s success all through life!
Attend Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports for Family Child Care #PBIS-FCC training and improve your skills around challenging behavior!
www.iowaccrr.org/training/PBIS/

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DHS requests feedback on child care State Plan.
DHS has released a draft of the 2022-2024 Child Care Development Fund State Plan and wants your feedback. Find out more about how to give feedback or how to attend the public hearing on their website: https://dhs.iowa.gov/node/2309

DHS requests feedback on child care State Plan.
DHS has released a draft of the 2022-2024 Child Care Development Fund State Plan and wants your feedback. Find out more about how to give feedback or how to attend the public hearing on their website: https://dhs.iowa.gov/node/2309

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#MotivationMonday

#MotivationMonday

Choosing Quality Child Care in Iowa (Overview) 05/23/2021

Choosing Quality Child Care in Iowa (Overview)

If you are looking for quality child care in Iowa, start here! This video provides a brief overview of what quality child care should look like.
Let us help you, call our parent specialists for a checklist of items to consider before selecting a program: 855-244-5301 or www.iowaccrr.org/families
#TogetherWeWill
https://youtu.be/EMBAsT64H-4

Choosing Quality Child Care in Iowa (Overview) If you are looking for quality child care in Iowa, start here! This video provides a brief overview of what quality child care should look like. To see the f...

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Shelby County 4H Shelby County 4H
906 6th St
Harlan, 51537

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/shelby/4h

Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach Shelby County ISU Extension & Outreach
906 6th St
Harlan, 51537

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/shelby/

Harlan Community Education Foundation Harlan Community Education Foundation
Harlan

The Foundation offers a way for individuals, groups and businesses to help support their schools through tax-deductible contributions. These funds received from private sources, will not be used to replace taxes: they will serve as a supplement.

Medieval and Renaissance Society Medieval and Renaissance Society
PO Box 597
Harlan, 51537

We represent a traveling village that offers a living-history immersion into the skills and crafts o

Harlan FFA Chapter Harlan FFA Chapter
2102 Durant St
Harlan, 51537

Parents, members, and supporters- feel free to "like" Harlan FFA Chapter to receive updates and information on current activities!