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Iowa Council for Early ACCESS (ICEA)


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The Iowa Council for Early ACCESS (ICEA) advises and assists the Iowa Department of Education in the planning, coordination, and delivery of services to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. The ICEA has approximately 20 members, including members from the signatory agencies. The signatory agencies (The Department of Education as the lead agency, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Human Services and Child Health Specialty Clinics) are the agencies in Iowa that form the foundation of the coordinated statewide interagency system.

ICEA membership consists of families and representatives of the public and private sectors who, by virtue of their position, interest, and training can contribute to the quality of services provided to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. Membership is:

  • Appointed by the Governor's Office
  • Organized according to the Federal law, meeting guidelines for its composition of 20% parents and 20% public and private providers of early intervention service. Other required members include personnel preparation, state legislator, state preschool programs, health insurance, Head Start, state child care agency, and other state agencies
  • Balanced according to State law in regard to geographic region, political party and gender
  • Appointed for a three-year term

Interested in serving on the ICEA? Apply through the Iowa Talent Bank website.

By-Laws of the ICEA

ICEA Membership List

ICEA Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes

May 21, 2021

March 12, 2021 - Cancelled

Jan. 15, 2021

Nov. 20, 2020

Sept. 18, 2020

May 15, 2020

March 13, 2020

Jan. 17, 2020 – Cancelled

Nov. 15, 2019

Sept. 20, 2019

June 4, 2019

May 17, 2019

March 8, 2019

Jan. 18, 2019 - Meeting cancelled due to weather.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on July 25, 2021 at 5:24am.