"Every child, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful."
Vision: "Every child, beginning at birth will be healthy and successful."
Mission: “To provide services to children 0-5 and their families through community resource providers, blending resources and expertise to enable and empower these families to make choices that will strengthen their children and our community.”
Early Childhood Iowa (formerly Community Empowerment) was established by legislation during the 1998 Iowa legislative session in an effort to create a partnership between communities and state government to improve the well being of families with children prenatal through 5 years of age.
This iniative allows citizens to decide what is best for children and their families in their own communities and how best to use Early Childhood Iowa funds granted to local areas.
Cedar/Jones Early Childhood Iowa promotes and demonstrates community collaboration, establishes community needs and priorities, develops a system for comprehensive services to support families and communities, and coordinates programs and funding to meet the identified needs of children prenatal through 5 and their families.