Toolkit Tools

Below is a list of tools available to local systems. The list may be filtered by selecting a toolkit category, or by entering a toolkit reference, then clicking "Apply."
Category Title Reference Required Date
COVID-19 ECI Area Boards Responding to COVID-19 N
COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Exception Provisions for Early Childhood Iowa Area Boards Carry-Forward Percentage N
COVID-19 Use of Teleconferencing in Family Support during Public Health Emergencies N
Board Operations Evaluating Results Through Data – Performance Measures Template N
Board Operations ECI Organizational Table Tool A N
Board Operations Board of Directors Self-Evaluation Tool AA N
Board Operations Appeal Process Tool BB N
Board Operations Requirements/Options for Area Boards Tool C N
Board Operations Official Meetings Open to Public Tool D Y
Board Operations Examination of Records (Open Records) Tool E Y
Board Operations Statutory Responsibilities of an Early Childhood Iowa Area Board Tool GG Y
Board Operations Indicators and Data Dictionary Tool K(B) Y
Board Operations Board Membership Representation Requirements for Local ECI Area Boards Tool LL Y
Board Operations Investing in the Business Investment Program Tool M N
Board Operations Area Director Competencies/Skills Tool MM N
Board Operations Statewide Performance Measures Tool O Y
Board Operations Instructions for Statewide Performance Measures Tool P Y
Board Operations Introduction to Robert's Rules of Order Tool Q N
Board Operations Contracting For Services Tool QQ N
Board Operations Insurance Needs for Local Area Boards Tool T Y
Board Operations Funding Process for Early Childhood Iowa Area Boards Tool TT N
Board Operations Process for Early Childhood Iowa Area Boundary Change Tool U Y
Board Operations Conflict of Interest/Duality Tool V Y
Board Operations Non-Profit Status Tool W N
Board Operations Developing Board Bylaws Tool X Y
Board Operations Credit Card Policy Guidance Tool XX N
Board Operations Sample Board Member Job Description Tool Y N
Fiscal Budget Instructions for Iowa Grants N
Fiscal Early Childhood Iowa School Ready Family Support & Parent Education Y
Fiscal Note Disclosure for Financial Agreed Upon Procedure (Tool UU) Y
Fiscal FY19 Annual Report Instructions for Iowa Grants FY19 Annual Report Y
Fiscal Payment Considerations When Changing Fiscal Agents Tool B N
Fiscal Early Childhood Iowa School Ready Funds Preschool Programming Support for Low Income Families Tool CC Y
Fiscal Cost Allocation Tool DD Y
Fiscal Early Childhood Iowa School Ready Family Support & Parent Education Tool FF Y
Fiscal Early Childhood Iowa Area Funding Tool G Y
Fiscal Fiscal Clarifications Tool H N
Fiscal Indirect Cost Rate Principles Tool H(A) N
Fiscal Mid-Year Financial Reporting Tool SS Y
Fiscal Guidance to Early Childhood Iowa Area Boards Regarding Financial Agreed Upon Procedures Tool UU Y
Designation Designation Mid-Cycle Review of Contract Award & Monitoring N
Designation Designation Review Matrix N
Designation ECI Area Board Designation– General Policies Tool N Y
Designation Community Plan Guidance Tool NN N
Designation Area Director Professional Development Plan Template Tool OO N
Designation Board Professional Development Plan Template Tool PP N
Designation Developing Policies and Procedures Tool RR N
Designation Strategies to Measure and Build on Collaborative Relationships Tool YY N
COVID-19, Fiscal FY20 Carry-Forward Guidance to Early Childhood Iowa Area Boards Regarding Financial Agreed Upon Procedures - COVID-19 Response Tool UU FY20 N
Resources Frequently Used Data Sources for Needs Assessments N
Resources Health & Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines (2020) N
Resources Kindergarten Assessment Tables N
Resources Woods & Poole 0 - 5 Population Estimates (2018) N
Resources Woods & Poole 0- 5 Population Estimates (2016 and 2017) N