The Cedar/Jones ECI Board contracts funds with local organizations that provide early childhood services in the area, for families with young children, ages 0-5, that live or work in Cedar and Jones counties. Community partners provide such services to address area identified priorities in Early Care and Education, Child Health, and Family Support.
Priority areas as follows have been identified through a needs assessment and outlined in the area’s Early Childhood Community Plan:
Cedar/Jones Early Childhood Iowa receives
annually legistated funds from the Department of Education and
the Department of Human Services.
These funds are then contracted to area service providers to address the priorities defined for the Cedar/Jones Early Childhood Iowa area.