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December 2021 Monthly Musings

Implementing the Governor's Child Care Task Force Recommendations

On December 16, 2021 from 1:30pm -3:00pm a virtual event will highlight activities that are being implemented to support the Governor's Child Care Task Force Report that was released in November. Participants will learn about specific programs that are being planned and why these efforts are prioritized at this time.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

December 7, 2021 ECI Stakeholders Alliance 

The ECI Stakeholders Alliance will meet via Zoom with large and small group discussions. Anyone who is interested in learning about and/or supporting Iowa's early childhood system is encouraged to attend. The agenda is now available.

ECI Apparel Online Store

Have you ever wanted to wear a shirt with the ECI logo on it to show your support for Early Childhood Iowa? Men’s and women’s apparel items with the ECI logo (shirts, sweatshirts, outerwear, vests, etc.) are now available to order in many color options. The online store is open through December 19th at 11:59 pm. Orders will be processed and shipped approximately two (2) weeks after the store closes. Click the link to view and order items.

Save the Date: January 5, 2022

What's happening in early childhood in Iowa? On Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 1:00pm-2:30pm Early Childhood Iowa's system partners will highlight Iowa's early childhood system statewide initiatives. ECI State Board members, ECI Area Board members, early childhood programs and service providers, Iowa legislators, and any stakeholder in Iowa's early childhood system are encouraged to attend this virtual event.