Families Events

08/21/2014- Cooking Matters - Grocery Tour

08/21/2014- Food Preservation 101
“In today’s economy, many Iowans are taking advantage of the land and garden spaces that are available to them to grow their own foods,” says Holly VanHeel, ISU Extension Nutrition & Health Program Specialist. “We are ‘rediscovering’ the joy and economies of home gardening and want to preserve that bounty to enjoy throughout the ye

08/21/2014- MyPlate for My Childcare AD
Research suggests the groundwork for lifelong dietary habits may be laid down during the preschool years. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate provide recommendations that can be implemented in the childcare setting. Learn four specific MyPlate recommendations you can implement in your childcare setting.

08/21/2014- Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Are you feeling stretched caring for a loved one? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you - the family caregiver - with the skills you need to take better care of yourself so that you in turn can take better care of your loved one. During six weekly 90 minute class sessions you will learn to:reduce stress, improve self-co

08/21/2014- Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Are you feeling stretched caring for a loved one? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you - the family caregiver - with the skills you need to take better care of yourself so that you in turn can take better care of your loved one. During six weekly 90 minute class sessions you will learn to:reduce stress, improve self-conf

08/21/2014- Food Safety in Child Care; Don't Give Kids a Tummy Ache (AD)
You’ll have fun and leave loaded down with lots of resources and ideas for assuring safe food in your child care setting. Is it the flu or a food borne illness? How does food become unsafe? How do we protect the children we care for from food borne illnesses? Find answers while learning the basics of preventing food borne illnesses as you play

08/21/2014- Universal Precautions / Exposure Control Plan
This class is an in-depth look at the risks of disease transmission while caring for children and will provide a basic understanding of infection control and how to reduce the risks. Sign up soon if you don’t want to take the on-line course!  (Meets Licensing Requirements)  

08/21/2014- Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training
This Training is a requirement of child care providers and must be renewed every 5 years. The intent of this training is prepare child care providers in an effort to meet state registration and licensing requirements.  

08/22/2014- NEST
Free parent education class offered to parents with children ages 0-5. When attending classes you earn points that can be used to purchase items in the NEST store. Items that can be purchases include diapers, wipes, pull-ups, and other baby items.

08/23/2014- Family Storyteller Series
"Family Storyteller Series" is a 6 part literacy program for parents with young children (geared for 2-5 years of age). The whole family is invited. Participants will be able to take home the featured book and activities for each session.