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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 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.

By-Laws of the ICEA


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.

ICEA Membership List

Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

May 10, 2024

Feb. 9, 2024

Dec. 8, 2023

Sept. 29, 2023

May 5, 2023

Jan. 27, 2023

Nov. 18, 2022

Sept. 23, 2022

May 20, 2022

March 11, 2022 - Canceled

Jan. 21, 2022