Iowa Code section 279.51 and the rules in 281--Iowa Administrative Code 67 govern the parent support programs. In addition, Shared Visions Parents Support programs are required to report to the department annually. A summary of state data is included in the Child Development Coordinating Council Annual Report to the Governor.
CDCC 2011-2012 Annual Report - Describes the work of the Council and its future activities. This report also includes the status of the parent support and preschool programs for at-risk children and their families.
Parent Support Annual Report Template
2011-2012 Parent Support Annual Report - (Printable Version) The 2011-2012 annual report for Shared Visions Parent/Family Support programs may be found in this section. Reports are due on July 31, 2012. Hand written reports will not be accepted.
2011-2012 Parent Support Annual Report - (Read Only Version) The 2011-2012 annual report for Shared Visions Parent/Family Support programs may be found in this section. Reports are due on July 31, 2012. Hand written reports will not be accepted.
The Child Development Coordinating Council (CDCC) advises and assists the Department of Education regarding the adminisration and implementration of two state funded at risk programs for children ages' birth to five; the Shared Visions Parent Support Program and the Shared Visions Preschool Program. The CDCC conducts meetings at a minimum of four times annually. Council meetings are open to the public. Council membership may be found at:
The CDCC advocates for comprehensive child development and family support programs for at-risk children and their families. CDCC ensures the development, delivery, and promotion of quality, family-centered comprehensive early childhood services through:
- all preshool programs meeting National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation requirements;
- the establishment of parent support programs to enhance the skills of parents in providing for the learning and development of their children;
- cost-effective child development services for at-risk 3- and 4-year-old children;
- comprehensive services such as child care, transportation, family support and education, developmental screening, and referral to health professionals; and
- equity of access to these services for all Iowa's children and their families.
A total of 9 family/parent support programs were awarded funding for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
ZERO TO THREE's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children.
National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens actives in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children.
Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) - many Shared Visions Parent/Family support programs also receive funds from local Early Childhood Iowa area boards. Additional information, including a link to the Iowa Family Support Credentialing program can be found on the ECI website.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Bureau of Family Health's Iowa Family Support website has details regarding Iowa's Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV) grant; as well as a link to the state funded OPES Programswebsite; and other information.