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September 2021 Monthly Musings

2021 Virtual Early Learning Fall Institute, October 1 - 2

Join the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children for the 2021 Virtual Early Learning Fall Institute on October 1-2! Hear from keynote speakers Manny Scott and Lisa Murphy, choose from 40+ workshop sessions, and network with other early childhood professionals from across the state. Visit the Iowa AEYC website for additional information and click here to register!

Parenting in the age of COVID: Helpful Resources

Parenting in a Pandemic. COVID Recovery Iowa's Facebook group offers ideas and support to help parents get through each day. Conversation starters, fun activities including our book and activity series, and live talks with experts in parent-related fields such as play therapists, self-care specialists, and doctors.

Tell Me a Story. In need of 5 minutes to finish a task or an activity to add routine to your day? Join the COVID Recovery Iowa Facebook group! New story shared each day at 10am. Celebrity readings too! Additional book suggestions and activities found on the COVID Recovery Iowa YouTube channel.

Zoom Support Groups for Teens and Pre-teens. email: mandy.gesme@pathwaysb.org

FREE Virtual Confidential Counseling for all Iowans. Sometimes, it just helps to have someone listen. Iowa Warm Line, 844-775-9276, Iowa Concern Line, 800-47-1985, Spanish language line: 541-800-3687 or submit a request for assistance at covidrecoveryiowa.org

Child Care WAGE$ IOWA is Statewide

Please continue to spread the word about Child Care WAGE$ IOWA and encourage anyone you know in the early care and education workforce to apply or to contact the IowaAEYC office with any questions by emailing: wages@iowaaeyc.org or phone 515-331-8000 ext. 118.