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Child Abuse Council

As a United Way partner agency, the Child Abuse Council (CAC) is dedicated to preventing child abuse and promoting healthy family relationships through prevention education, treatment programs, youth services, training and public awareness activities. This website offers parenting tips and resources.

Hilltop Campus Village

Our building at Positive Parenting at Trinity is part of Hilltop Campus Village, a historic commercial district which offers shopping, dining and entertainment. The Village seeks to attract and retain a diverse population, making it financially stable and sustainable. Visit the website to learn more about various educational, cultural and religious institutions that make our revitalized neighborhood a family friendly place to be.

Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R)

CCR&R provides resources, education and advocacy to support quality child care. Child Care Resource & Referral provides families with free child care referrals and help with identifying quality care and services.

Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Care Public Web Portal

Families may use this link to apply for child care assistance, see case information, or as a convenient way to update family information with DHS.

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension Service and Outreach

The ISU Extension Service website offers families resources on nutrition & health, food safety, finances, parenting and child care & education. Downloadable flyers and free resources are available on a variety of parenting topics. This site also provides access to hotlines that allow you to speak with a family life specialist.

Let's Move Child Care

The Let’s Move Child Care program promotes healthy development of young children by promoting physical activity, limiting screen time, making nutrition fun, limiting sugary beverages and providing support for healthy infant feeding. Visit the online resource center for free simple-to-use ideas and practical tips for healthy eating and activity.

Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency(AEA)

This agency ensures that all children have access to equal educational opportunities. Parent resources and programs include Early Access (for children 0-3), Early Childhood Services (for children 3-5), Autism Resources, the Parent & Educator Connection program and the Parent & Educator Resource Library. The AEA offers a variety of training opportunities and support for families.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

NAEYC sets the national standard for quality child care. Membership is open to educators of young children, administrative child care professionals and families. Membership provides access to journal articles that tout the newest research on early care and education. In addition, (for nonmembers) this website includes a special family section with valuable articles, developmental information and a blog for families to interact with other families of young children.

Nature Rocks

The Nature Rocks site assists families in finding all sorts of nature activities, plus provides tools to help guide and plan your adventures. Find useful tips and information that will help get your young children engaged in the natural world.

Scholastic Book Clubs

Scholastic Book Clubs provide quality early childhood literature selections (at a discounted price), book recommendations for children’s ages and reading levels, and early literacy information. Use this link to order books the whole family will enjoy. Then READ, READ, READ!